This collection of ten tales, by one of Scotland's foremost practitioners of the novella and short story, is remarkable for its range and variety: from the virtual-documentary to the outlandishly surreal; from the comic and satirical to the uncanny and disturbing.
(ISBN 978-1-872988-77-1) £9.95
In the Sinister Cabaret John Herdman continues the exploration of extreme states of mind and ambiguous interior worlds with the Gothic imagination which has led critics to compare him with James Hogg and R L Stevenson. Scottish surrealism at its best.
(ISBN 978-1-872988-57-1) £9.95
A debut collection of fifteen comically surreal love stories from highly original short fiction writer HP Tinker.
(ISBN 978-9931123-1-7) £9.99
A refreshing, sharp-witted and empowering romp that reflects real life, delves into unspoken about subjects and slaps the reader in the face with honesty.
(ISBN 978-1-90591-698-6) £9.99
An enigmatic debut collection of short stories from Dickson Telfer. Quirky, funny and alternative, his observations on everyday life make this collection eminently enjoyable.
(ISBN 978-1-90591-663-4) £8.99
Set in contemporary galleries, studios and offices, this novel portrays an art world in danger of imploding. A story that is both a tale of young love and an insider’s take on the eccentricities of our present-day art scene.
(ISBN 978-1-90591-658-0) £7.99
A booze and sex fuelled rollercoaster of a road trip from the cockney King of the Literary Underground. Ridgwell is the author of several novels, short stories and poems and is a regular contributor to the ’zine scene, both in the UK and elsewhere.
(ISBN 978-0-9932272-0-2) £9.99
Debut collection of a novella and short stories from One O’Clock Gun editor Craig Gibson. The title story offers a novel solution to the problem of chronic inebriation. Grim, cynical and full of gallows humour, this book has the power to amuse and repel in equal measure.
(ISBN 978-0-9932272-1-5) £5.00
First published in 1814, Waverley is widely regarded as the first historical novel in the western tradition. This new edition celebrates the 200th anniversary of its publication, and has been expertly reworked for modern readers by writer and critic Jenni Calder.
(ISBN 978-1-910021-25-5) £9.99
Davie Watts is the Trackman. He knows what song to play to you and he knows exactly when you need to hear it. Davie seeks out strangers in need and helps them using the power of music.
Set in Edinburgh, this touching, funny and quirky new novel is a truly entertaining read for music lovers everywhere.
(ISBN 978-1-908373-43-4) £8.99
This debut novel from Marianne Wheelaghan is a work of historical fiction. Presented as a diary written at the time of Hitler’s domination of Europe, this work is partly inspired by letters and journals left behind by the author’s mother, who lived through this tumultuous period of European history.
(ISBN 978-0-0566144-0-7) £8.99
A subtle and controlled tale of doubles and confused identities, this is a dark, cautionary story, utterly compelling and charged with Herdman's unwavering sense of irony and his sharp satirical bite.
(ISBN 978-0-7486-6211-1) £9.95
In this novel the author switches effortlessly between elegiac description, black humour and Aberdonian dialect of the 1950s in this highly recommended coming of age read.
(ISBN 978-1-902831-84-5) £7.99
A homage to the French existentialist works the author enjoyed as a teenager, this novel is set in Paris and North Africa, and describes an epidemic of depression, in the mind of a general medical practitioner.
(ISBN 978-1-902831-73-x) £9.99
In this collection Eddie Gibbons proclaims a vital function of poetry - love, and condemnation for the condition in which you find yourself. His are perfect moments, in haiku or villanelle, on the shop floor, on the hills or on the tiles.
(ISBN 978-1-902831-11-x) £6.99
The debut novel by Dominic Cooper, set in the hinterlands of the Inner Hebrides, is a dark tale about the pristine love of a simple man for his home. This book won the Somerset Maugham Award in 1975.
(ISBN 978-1-906134-56-3) £7.99
Sunrise tells the story of forest worker Murdo Munro’s escape into the wild after burning down his family home. Like The Dead of Winter, it is a novel of pursuit but, unlike John Buchan’s Thirty-Nine Steps which it resembles superficially, Sunrise favours poetry and landscape over plot.
(ISBN 978-0-9932828-2-9) £7.99
Arrested for a cybercrime he did not commit, Alan Stewart is shipped to Scotland’s e-crime unit in Aberdeen with a young hacktivist known only as Topiary. There they set about establishing a Scottish Occupy camp, along with others who feel that social inequalities are rising to historically unprecedented heights. The definitive Scottish novel of the Occupy movement. Actually the only novel of the the Scottish Occupy movement now I think of it.
(ISBN 978-1-908931-21-4) £6.99
Aliyyah is a modern Arabian tale, set in an unnamed war-torn country. It is a Romeo and Juliet story, but one for an age where scientific materialism is crossing bloody swords with religion. What divides the two lovers in this story is not the war outside, but how they interpret the world.
(ISBN 978-1-908251-44-2) £8.95