By Des Dillon

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Three men from Coatbridge set out for Italy to find a monk reputed to possess healing powers in order to help psychiatrically disturbed Jimmy Brogan. As the characters learn that the monastery cannot provide sanctuary from Jimmy's past, they are all challenged to face their own lives.

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Luath Press Ltd

Luath Press takes its name from Robert Burns, whose little collie Luath (Gael., swift or nimble) tripped up Jean Armour at a wedding and gave him the chance to speak to the woman who was to be his wife and the abiding love of his life. Burns called one of ' The Twa Dogs' Luath after Cuchullin's hunting dog in Ossian's Fingal. Luath Press was established in 1981 in the heart of Burns country, and is now based a few steps up the road from Burns' first lodgings on Edinburgh's Royal Mile.

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DES DILLON was born and brought up in Coatbridge. He is a poet, short story writer, novelist and dramatist writing for radio, stage, television and film. He has had several of his books adapted for film and television. He was writer in residence at Castlemilk 1998-2000, and has worked as a teacher of English, a creative writing tutor, and as a TV scriptwriter. His novels have been translated into Russian and Italian. He now lives in Galloway.

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Format Paperback
Imprint Luath Press Ltd
Publication Date 1 Mar 2007
ISBN 9781905222759
Number of Pages 288

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