The Brilliant and Forever
The Brilliant and Forever

The Brilliant and Forever

FICTION

256 Pages, 5 x 7.75

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $16.95)

Publication Date: September 2017

ISBN 9781846973376

Rights: US, CA & CN

Birlinn, Ltd. (Sep 2017)
Birlinn

Price: $12.95
 
 

Overview

On an island like no other, the annual Brilliant & Forever festival is a much anticipated event; its participants a story away from either glory or infamy. This year, three best friends – two human, one alpaca – are chosen to compete, so victory is not only about reward.The glitterati descends, the festival begins: thirteen performers, each have their own story to tell. Who will be chosen by the judges? Who will be chosen by the people? This is a novel like no other; a whip-cracking, energetic, laugh-out-loud satire on what we value in culture, and in our lives. And yet, written with exquisite warmth and empathy, The Brilliant & Forever is also a moving exploration of integrity, friendship and belonging. It'll split your sides and break your heart.

Reviews

'Ultimately, this is a book about how everyone has a story worth telling, and one worth hearing too. Terrific stuff' – Independent 'Lyrical, satirical, funny and utterly, utterly heartbreaking' – Heat Magazine 'It is a joy to read such an engaging, luminous novel' – The Guardian

Author Biography

Kevin MacNeil is an award-winning writer from the Outer Hebrides now living in London. He is a novelist, poet, editor and screenwriter. The Brilliant & Forever is his third novel.