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346 Pages, 5.0 x 8.0

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, Trade Paper, Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $19.95 (US $19.95)

Publication Date: June 2019

ISBN 9781908373076

Rights: US & CA

Luath Press Ltd (Jun 2019)


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Set in Edinburgh, Trackman tells the uplifting story of Davie Watts, a young man haunted by the suicide of his little brother and the separation of his parents. The novel charts Davie's life as a chance encounter with a homeless man leads to him taking possession of a magical MP3 player. Davie grows increasingly obsessed with the MP3 player and escapes into his fantasy where he is the Trackman: a superhero-like figure who helps others by playing them songs which carry significance to the listener. However, Davie is continuously shadowed by his past and the memories of his brother. While helping other people, will he find the time to help himself?

Author Biography

Catriona Child gained a degree in English from Aberdeen University before completing an MA in creative writing at Lancaster University. She won the Sunday Herald blog competition and was shortlisted for the National Library of Scotland/The Scotsman Crime short story competition. Catriona has also been published in the magazine Northwords Now and reached the long list for the BBC radio short story broadcast. She has had short stories published in two anthologies of the 5 photo story competition. She now lives and writes in Edinburgh.