Janice Galloway's The Trick is to Keep Breathing

(Scotnotes Study Guides)

By Gillian Sargent

Format: Paperback

Availability: In stock

RRP: £5.95

Price: £5.95

Special Price £5.35

The Association for Scottish Literary Studies

The Association for Scottish Literary Studies is an educational charity that aims to promote the study, teaching and writing of Scottish literature, and to further the study of the languages of Scotland. To these ends, ASLS publishes works of Scottish literature which have either been neglected or which merit a fresh presentation to a modern audience, and critical anthologies of both creative and non-fiction writing.

Product Description


Janice Galloway's novel The Trick is to Keep Breathing is a study of a woman, Joy Stone, overcome by grief, guilt, and self-hatred. Narrated by Joy herself, her life is agonisingly observed, taking the reader through a dark descent into a striking portrait of mental illness. Even so, the novel is laced with humour, and ultimately hope, as Joy gradually learns to begin to forgive, and understand, herself. Gillian Sargent's SCOTNOTE unpicks the threads of this close-worked and intricately crafted novel, explaining issues of narrative style and outlining the novel's themes and symbolisms in an accessible and comprehensible fashion.

Additional Information

Additional Information

Format Paperback
Imprint The Association for Scottish Literary Studies
Publication Date 19 Sep 2016
ISBN 9781906841270
Number of Pages 80

Customer Reviews

Write Your Own Review

Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register