The Captain Of Kinnoull Hill by Jamie TennantThe Captain Of Kinnoull Hill by Jamie Tennant

The Captain Of Kinnoull Hill

byJamie Tennant

Paperback | October 15, 2016

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Dennis Duckworth - widely considered the least-likeable person on the Chicago music scene - is a philanderer and a misanthrope with a history of inflicting pain and suffering on nearly everyone he meets. When a routine flight from New York mysteriously alters its path mid-flight, he finds himself penniless and stranded on a remote hillside in rural Scotland. The hill is home to Eddie the Red Cap - a curmudgeonly, thousand-year-old goblin who secretly loves books and regrets the violent past of his people. Eddie is determined to put his murderous life of mayhem behind him; Dennis merely wants to stop being a jackass. How can it be that Dennis faces the bigger challenge? Filled with absurdity, magic, humour and hope, The Captain of Kinnoull Hill asks what happens when we can no longer abide our own nature. How much can we truly change about ourselves and -- in the end -- is it worth it to try?
Jamie Tennant is a writer and radio program director based in Hamilton, ON. A long-time music enthusiast, Jamie has covered music and pop culture both locally and nationally. He is the Program Director at 93.3 CFMU at McMaster University, hosting two shows. In 2014, he was co-founder of the Hamilton Independent Media Awards. When he is...
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Title:The Captain Of Kinnoull HillFormat:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.25 × 5.25 × 0.4 inPublished:October 15, 2016Publisher:Palimpsest PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1926794362

ISBN - 13:9781926794365

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from If you like Scotland, music and laughing out loud, this book is for you The best advice I can give to a prospective reader of this novel is to just dive in. Don't read more than this review! If you do that, wonderful surprises await! Basically all you need to know is that this is such a funny, heart-warming read. I can't remember laughing out loud while reading a book as often as I did here. But Tennant is also a very talented writer. His prose is marvellous and his themes are wholly relatable -- you'll see yourself in this book. And you'll want to see more of Tennant too. He's a total gem of a writer (you'll brag to your book club about this discovery) and I can't wait for his second book!
Date published: 2016-12-02