For investigative journalist Carl Shewan, the Scottish coastal village of Inverlair is a picturesque cage.
Imprisoned in this remote refuge by a technological catastrophe for which he feels partly responsible, Carl struggles to adapt to impending fatherhood and to a harsh new existence in an ancient landscape, until a childless gamekeeper offers him an alternative to guilt and alienation. Set in the near future, Lie of the Land examines the claustrophobia of small-town life and questions how far the state will go to preserve an orderly society, one in which ubiquitous surveillance has reduced human life to a virtual experience.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 304 pages
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 19/05/2015
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781846973192