Burning Down George Orwell's House, Andrew Ervin
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Burning Down George Orwell's House

Author: Andrew Ervin

Narrator: Donald Corren

Unabridged: 7 hr 25 min

Format: Digital Audiobook

Publisher: Recorded Books

Published: 05/05/2015

Genre: Fiction - Literary

Synopsis

A darkly comic debut novel about advertising, truth, single malt, Scottish hospitalityor lack thereofand George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray Welter, who was until recently a highflying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray is miserable, and quite prepared to make his troubles go away with the help of copious quantities of excellent scotch. But a few of the local islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous. Also, the locals believeor claim to believethat theres a werewolf about, and against his better judgment, Rays misadventures build to the night of a traditional, boozy werewolf hunt on the Isle of Jura on the summer solstice.

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