Fiction Sophie Cooke Under the Mountain

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Under the Mountain

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From the author of The Glass House, a remarkable and thought-provoking book about domestic politics and first loves; an intelligent and beautifully-written novel that exposes hidden inner lives to reveal their sometimes devastating consequences.
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Sophie Cooke's critically acclaimed first novel The Glass House was nominated for the Orange Prize and shortlisted for the Saltire First Book of the Year Award. Cooke was also awarded a Writer's Bursary by the Scottish Arts Council. Her short stories have been commissioned by the BBC and read on Radio 4. Having grown up in the Scottish countryside in which Under the Mountain is set, Sophie Cooke now lives in Edinburgh.

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"It is Cooke's dual ability to pick apart beautifully the daytime details of cosy family life while also exploring much loftier themes of God, truth, memory and love that set her aside as a mature, intensely emotional and intelligent writer" Sunday Times "This is a complex, clever novel which on the whole succeeds in its high ambitions" Time Out "Sublime writing... Cooke is excellent on unspoken family tensions and her characters' psychological motivations always ring true with a density that recalls Virginia Woolf. Of the younger generation of Scottish writers being published now, Cooke is one of the best." Scottish Review of Books "A wise, ambitious and involving work flowering in psychological insight, it leaves less nuanced epics in its shade" Kevin MacNeil, author of The Stornoway Way

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