”NO LIFE is too small, no thought without meaning. Whereas James Joyce gave voice to the commonplace, and signalled its celebration, Allan Wilson out-Joyces Joyce with his celebration of the mundane.
His 19 short tales, each brief enough to be read with a cup of tea, are modern stories for the Twitter generation. Jabs of prose, life cast as footnotes, fading footprints, each going nowhere, more in longing than expectation.”
The 19 tales in this intense debut collection plunge us into the emotional lives of people trying to get by in 21st Century Scotland. Narrated by a variety of different men, women and children that help make up contemporary Scotland, these stories chronicle their struggle, humour and anger as they attempt to find happiness and freedom amongst the power structures over which they have little or no control. Read Reviews