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November 14 , 2007

Ìmpireachd (Scottish Gaelic)


Theres a sense in which Empire (Impireachd) is based on the interweaving of the two journeys, of son and father. The author has an unusual gift for persuading us we are present with him within the narrative, whether on the Lewis machair or on the streets of New York and Chicago before the Great Depression, in present-day Iran or in Dungavel detention centre. Such sustained and vibrant attention to detail brings a rare power to his exploration of events and attitudes in a book that offers a broad perspective, acrosstime and geography.
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Thug athair Thormoid an rathad mòr air aon latha agus cha chualas guth bhuaithe tuilleadh.Ach carson? Dè thachair dha?Feumaidh Tormod seann dìomhaireachd fhuasgladh agus aig an aon àm a bhean, Maryam, a shàbhaladh o chogadh is geur-leanmhainn anns an nobhail ioma-fhillte seo.

Chì sinn fear às na h-Eileanan Siar a dèanamh air na Stàitean agus tè à Iran a togail beatha ùr dhi fhèin ann an Alba.Eadar na dhà, tha Tormod a strì ri gàbhadh thall thairis is ana-ceartas aig an taigh, agus an-còmhnaidh tha ceistean ga bhuaireadh mu an àite a th aig dachaigh is dualchas na bheatha.

Tha an treas nobhail seo le Iain F. MacLeòidgar toirt air turasan dàna thar a Chuan Siar agus Tìr-mòr na Roinn Eòrpa leis an aon liut airson deagh sgeulachd innse s a chunnacas ann an Klondykers agus Am Bounty.

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