The Deadman's Pedal is set around "the Port", the fictionalised version of Oban familiar from Warner's previous novels
The Deadman's Pedal is set around "the Port", the fictionalised version of Oban familiar from Warner's previous novels. The demographics of Scotland afford Warner the opportunity to explore class relationships in detail; and the isolated, rural Port is a place where the bampots and the aristos live side by side. As Simon says exasperatedly to Varie in one of the key scenes inter-relating the different aspects of his life, "I've got the whole railway telling me I'm not working class enough and I've got you telling me I'm not middle class enough.
Warner's seventh novel, The Deadman's Pedal, is punctuated by tales of strange drownings and sinkings. Shipwrecked in its sequel, she washed up on the island shore of what seemed another kind of novel entirely, the experimental and eerie These Demented Lands. This time we return to The Port, the fictional Scottish town familiar from several of Warner's previous novels
The Deadman's Pedal book.
The Deadman's Pedal book. With The Deadman's Pedal, Alan Warner returns to the landscapes of Morvern Callar and his early novels: a world where the real and the surreal, grim trade unionists and the crazed aristocracy, live under the shadows of the same great mountains, along the same railway line. A demented comedy, a wild romantic fling - The Deadman's Pedal is another thrillingly imagined adventure by one of our finest novelists.
Alan Warner (born 1964) is a Scottish novelist who grew up in Connel, near Oban. In 2013, he was awarded the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his novel The Deadman's Pedal. Alan Warner's novels are mostly set in "The Port", a place bearing some resemblance to Oban.
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In a recent interview, Alan Warner revealed that he began working on this .
In a recent interview, Alan Warner revealed that he began working on this novel more than two decades ago – prior to his debut published work, Morvern Callar – before putting it aside and periodically coming back to i. Simon Crimmons is just shy of his 16th birthday when the book opens, and beginning to learn about girls, booze and the mysterious world of grown-ups. Warner is tackling all sorts of themes and conflicts in The Deadman's Pedal: we get the battle of the classes against a backdrop of the political strife of the time; Scotland versus England, the slightly more esoteric conflict between progress and nostalgia; and the struggle between nationalisation and privatisation.
Published: 02/05/2013. If you still haven’t read it from last year, Alan Warner’s The Deadman’s Pedal was out in paperback in this. Dimensions: 198mm x 24mm x 129mm. Read it". Janice Galloway, Scotsman. More from this Author.
Vintage Books, 2013 - 375 من الصفحات. He is Writer in Residence at Edinburgh University.
In a literary career which has played down the overly autobiographical tendency (all that writing from a female perspective malarkey for one thing), The Deadman’s Pedal seems far and away Alan Warner’s most personal fiction to date. We return to the Oban-ish terrain of Morvern Callar with a story which focuses on the character of Simon Crimmons, just out of school in the summer of 1973 and looking for gainful employment.