Page extent: 64
ISBN: 9781849435086
Binding: PaperBack


Ian Finlay Macleod


James is a successful entrepreneur living the metropolitan life with a beautiful wife and a swanky London flat. But when the creditors move in and his wife moves out, James suddenly finds he’s left with nothing. Nothing but words. James’ father is dying – his last connection to his childhood and the language of his birth, Scots Gaelic. With this link gone, James fears he will simply cease to exist. As the words start to slip away, he journeys home to confront his past and search for his true identity – as he desperately struggles to remember the language of his birth and the word for ‘somersault’.

A stunning new play exploring the role of language and how it defines who we are by the UK’s leading Scots Gaelic playwright Iain Finlay Macleod.

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ISBN13 9781849435086
Binding PaperBack
Page Extent 64


“[a] talented, calculatedly fractured seventy-minute drama…. that will continue to nag at one's mind like a word that is on the point of remembering.” – Independent

 “poetic and thought-provoking” – The Stage