"This book may be read with delight the world over." New York Times
"[Sunset Song's] great gripping hybrid of melodrama and realism . . . left me scorched." Ali Smith
One of the most acclaimed Scottish novels of the twentieth century, Sunset Song is the first and most celebrated book in Lewis Grassic Gibbons' great trilogy, A Scots Quair.
The turmoil that devastated the rural community in Scotland in the years up to and beyond the First World War has a powerful impact on the life of the heroine, Chris Guthrie. Grassic Gibbon endows her struggle and enduring strength with a lyrical intensity that echoes through the years, distilling the essence of the country and its people.