Sandstone Press

Blast Radius by R L McKinney

RRP: £8.99
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781910124062
Publication Date: 19/02/2015
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Blast Radius

R L McKinney

Sean McNicol's best friend Mitch saved his life in Afghanistan, in an act of impulsive heroism. Now Mitch is dead and Sean has left the Royal Marines with a head full of ghosts and guilt. Mitch talks to Sean from beyond the grave, by turns encouraging him, cursing and singing - leading him to question his own sanity, whether he wants to run and hide or stay and fight another day.

R L McKinney

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R L (Rebecca Louisa) McKinney was born in Boulder Colorado, raised in Northern California, came to Edinburgh as a student in 1995 and never left. In various incarnations she has been a bartender,...

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‘Tender and powerful, this is an extremely readable story about grief, redemption and courage. ’
-Sunday Mirror

‘It's a book with dark undercurrents, and storytelling that makes it fast and compelling.’
-Annie Brown, Daily Record

‘A sensitive, stylish and loving portrayal.’
-Aifric Campbell, author of On The Floor (longlisted for the 2012 Orange Prize), The Semantics of Murder and The Loss Adjustor.

‘It's a beautiful, sad and urgent book about modern-day Britain, about what war does to people, about hope and hopelessness, about love and acceptance, and about learning to let go.’
-The Booktrust

‘A lovely book which deals with a challenging subject sympathetically . . . buy it and enjoy.’
-Army Rumour Service