The Man Who Walks

The Man Who Walks

by Alan Warner
     
 

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The imaginative new novel from the author of Morvern Callar, soon to be released in film.

After the scandalous theft of a pub's World Cup cash kitty, a homeless drifter pursues his eccentric uncle, "The Man Who Walks", into the Highlands to recover the money. The nephew's frantic progress and other bizarre diversions form Alan Warner's fourth, wickedly…  See more details below

Overview

The imaginative new novel from the author of Morvern Callar, soon to be released in film.

After the scandalous theft of a pub's World Cup cash kitty, a homeless drifter pursues his eccentric uncle, "The Man Who Walks", into the Highlands to recover the money. The nephew's frantic progress and other bizarre diversions form Alan Warner's fourth, wickedly hilarious novel. But who is The Man Who Walks? Is he simply a water-carrying madman with one glass eye and a fondness for whisky, who collects old Christmas trees for money and old newspapers
to make his home? Or is he a savant, touched by the hand of God, wandering the back roads along ancient, ancestral tracks?

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“A savage, surreal and very original imagination.”
Sunday Telegraph

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780099285465
Publisher:
Random House UK
Publication date:
04/30/2003
Edition description:
New
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Alan Warner is the author of three previous novels: Morvern Callar, soon to be a film by Lynn Ramsay; These Demented Lands, which won the 1998 Encore Award; and The Sopranos, also soon to be a film.

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