Morning Tide (Paperback)

Neil M. Gunn

Poetic and poignant, Morning Tide is the story of a young boy learning what it means to be a man.

Twelve-year-old Hugh MacBeth lives in a small fishing village near Caithness at the end of the nineteenth century. He is becoming aware of his mother's worries that he and his brother will follow their father to sea, and is becoming to realise that the fishing industry is doomed to decline, a decline that will result in the death of his village.

A lyrical and poignant novel, Morning Tide, describes how a young boy learns to become a man. It is a poetic testimony to the intensity of feeling in physical experience, the touch of the earth and the coldness of the sea, and in the need to be free. Sensitivity and wildness are pitted against the restrictions of family and social life, and it is more than a complete picture of childhood; unfolding into a set of values that speaks powerfully to the present.

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£9.99

ISBN: 9780285622012

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Fiction

Morning Tide (Ebook)

Neil M. Gunn

Poetic and poignant, Morning Tide is the story of a young boy learning what it means to be a man.

Twelve-year-old Hugh MacBeth lives in a small fishing village near Caithness at the end of the nineteenth century. He is becoming aware of his mother's worries that he and his brother will follow their father to sea, and is becoming to realise that the fishing industry is doomed to decline, a decline that will result in the death of his village.

A lyrical and poignant novel, Morning Tide, describes how a young boy learns to become a man. It is a poetic testimony to the intensity of feeling in physical experience, the touch of the earth and the coldness of the sea, and in the need to be free. Sensitivity and wildness are pitted against the restrictions of family and social life, and it is more than a complete picture of childhood; unfolding into a set of values that speaks powerfully to the present.

Publication date: 01/03/2011

£5.99

ISBN: 9780285640047

ISBN 10 / ASIN: B006WB7FD6

Imprint: Souvenir Press

Subject: Fiction

Reviews for Morning Tide

'A moving, human document, beautifully and poetically written and leaving the reader with a new understanding.'

Scottish Field .

'Modern Scottish fiction reaches its highest peak in the novels of Neil M. Gunn... Like Hardy, and indeed Joyce... he transcends regionalism and acquires universality.'

The Scotsman .

Neil M. Gunn

Neil M. Gunn

Neil Miller Gunn (8 November 1891 – 15 January 1973) was a prolific novelist, critic, and dramatist who emerged as one of the leading lights of the Scottish Renaissance of the 1920s and 1930s. With over twenty novels to his credit, Gunn was arguably the most influential Scottish fiction writer of the first half of the 20th century (with the possible exception of Lewis Grassic Gibbon, the pen name of James Leslie Mitchell).

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