About this book
A breathtaking novel by the author of "A Lie About My Father", this is the story of a man trying to come to terms with a suspended life, and the guilt and unbearable grief that mark it. 'Burnside's dark lyricism gives the ordinary surfaces of life a sinister geometry and his startling images cling to the imagination' "Sunday Times"
Once, on a winter's night many years ago, after a heavy snow, the devil passed through the Scottish fishing town of Coldhaven, leaving a trail of dark hoofprints across the streets and roofs of the sleeping town. Michael Gardiner has lived in Coldhaven all his life, but still feels like an outsider, a blow-in.