A Paperback edition by Robin Jenkins in English (Mar 1, 2012)
In the shadow of a war that rages through Europe, brothers Calum and Neil work to gather pine cones in the grounds of a Scottish estate. When Calum releases two mutilated rabbits from a snare, he comes face to face with Duror, the gamekeeper. In retaliation, in the depths of the wood, Duror lays a trap for the cone-gatherers.
Neil prophesises that forces of evil will encroach upon the harmony of their lives. It is a prophesy that comes true when Duror commits an act so brutal it destroys all sense of humanity in the once thriving wood. Powerful and unforgettable, Robin Jenkins' masterpiece is a haunting story of love and violence, and an investigation of class-conflict, war and envy.
The Cone-Gatherers Paperback edition by Robin Jenkins
- Robin Jenkins
- Introduction by
- Paul Giamatti
- Canons, The Canons
- Canongate Books Ltd , Canongate Canons
- Publication date
- Mar 1, 2012
- Main - Canons Imprint
- Product dimensions
- 123 x 193 x 15mm