MacGillivray (Kirsten Norrie)

MacGillivray has walked in a straight line with a dead wolf on her shoulders through the back streets of Vegas into the Nevada desert, eaten broken chandelier glass in a derelict East German shopping mall, headbanged in gold medieval stocks in Birmingham allotments, burnt on a sunbed wearing conquistador armour in Edinburgh’s underground city, breast-fed a Highland swan in Oxford and regurgitated red roses in Greenland. She remains the clan chief.

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Last Wolf of Scotland

MacGillivray (Kirsten Norrie)

Publication Date: September 18, 2017

$18.95 Tradepaper

ISBN: 9781906309664


1864. In a Santa Fe gulley, scalped Scots thirteen year old Robert McGee lies bleeding to death. The Last Wolf of Scotland is his dream, etched onto the plate of pioneer America, his scalp lock speaking back to him, a hallucination projected in a near-death cinema.

This shocking real-life incident is our point of departure into the ritualistic imagination of MacGilivray. In this, her first collection, she dissects the Scottish imaginary and builds it up anew, creating a poetic panorama which stretches from the Highlands to the Wild West.