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READ & DOWNLOAD Waterline ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ross Raisin ´ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD FREE READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Ross Raisin Th his beloved wife Cathy who longed to be back home But now Cathy's dead and it's probably his faul. Following the descent of a recently widowed man into homelessness Waterline is my read of the year so far The grief and terror Raisin depicts as Mick attempts to process the death of his wife and manage his new life on the streets is truly moving Much like God s Own Country this novel focuses on themes of isolation and withdrawal or rejection from society The narrative switches from Mick s voice to outsiders such as the reader who encounter the homeless on a daily basis but keep their eyes to the ground In many ways the narrative structure feels like a telling off a reminder that the homeless haven t always been homeless The outside judgements are interspersed with Mick s mundane but touching flashbacks of his old life his wife chopping vegetables or sifting through clothing rails The sense of despair is countered somewhat by Raisin s positive description of the support offered by homeless and religious organisations the hallelujahs and charities Providing basic care is one means of support the charities offer but importantly they also serve to bring the isolated individuals together The friendships albeit fleeting Mick makes whilst working at the hotel and with fellow homeless man Beans are one of the most successful elements of the novel As in God s Own Country Raisin s handling of dialect is masterful and gives the novel a great deal of momentum The Glaswegian vernacular is engaging and his use of colloulliasms against the London setting adds a powerful emotive element to the story Waterline forces the reader to recognize the voice of the very people they pretend to neither hear nor see everyday Wonderland use of colloulliasms against the London setting adds a powerful emotive element to the story Waterline forces the reader to recognize the voice of the very people they pretend to neither hear nor see everyday

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READ & DOWNLOAD Waterline ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ross Raisin ´ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD FREE READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Ross Raisin T Soon Mick will have to find a new way to live get a new job get away start again forget everything. really great novel about family man who loses his wife his job his sons loves his respect and selfworth then goes to the streets and lives rough and nobody knows where he went his family finally tracks him down and he screws up the courage to meet his sons again or so we suppose the ending is a bit ambiguous in only that we know someone died alone but then don t we allbrilliant pacing controlled descriptions of uncontrolled decent into illegitimacy story itself reminds me of izzo s A Sun For The Dying but raisin writes to me like ondaatje The Cat s Table coetzee Summertime banville Ancient Light while so far anyway really really addressing marginal and poor folks farmers drunks fuckups ship builders social workersi hope ross raisin can hang in there as i would love to read his best novel of the year soon

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READ & DOWNLOAD Waterline ☆ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ross Raisin ´ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD FREE READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Ross Raisin Mick Little used to be a shipbuilder in the Glasgow docks He returned from Australia 30 years ago wi. Ross Raisin wrote one of my favourite books of last year and indeed of all time God s Own Country so I d had his second novel Waterline pegged as a must read since its release Although I found it eually impossible to put down reading the book from cover to cover in one sitting Waterline is a very different animal to Raisin s debut Where God s Own Country was bleak darkly funny and thrilling Waterline is bleak bleak bleak That isn t to say it s bad it is an incredibly powerful and emotive novel and packs a punch like nothing elseMick Little is a middle aged Glasgow cabbie a former shipbuilder and father to two adult sons one emotionally distant and the other literally distant living in Australia The book opens in the immediate aftermath of the death of Mick s wife Cathy which has affected him profoundly Initially the story explores Mick s attempts to come to terms with his grief his struggle to make a connection with his uncommunicative son Craig his retreating memories of Cathy his pathetic faltering attempts to look after himself I have to confess that at this point I was fighting off boredom and was unsure whether the book was for me If you happen to read it and have the same concerns stick with it the plot gets far interesting and much darker as it goes along Written in the third person but using Mick s own Glasgow dialect the narrative follows our protagonist as he impulsively journeys to London and finds himself working illegally in a hotel Mick s pride prevents him from even considering going on the dole to be an option but increasing desperation to scrape a living forces him further and further down the food chainOccasionally the novel dips into brief asides exploring the perspective of different characters These characters are typically never heard from again but the point is not that they have anything to contribute themselves they represent the reader or at least how the reader might view Mick if he or she were to step into the character s life without knowing any of his backstory Through these snippets we are forced to uestion our perceptions of the homeless and destitute how many of us stop to think about how such people have come to end up in this desperate situation The anonymous observers certainly don t dismissing Mick as crazy threatening or an object of ridicule or simply ignoring his existence While Raisin s narrative isn t explicitly making a political point there is an undercurrent of political commentary which is presented as an integral part of Mick s working class identity I found it particularly poignant that the story highlights the importance of charity services soup kitchens hostels support workers in restoring some hope to Mick s life at a time when many of these services are facing debilitating cuts in fundingDevastating shocking moving timely significant Waterline lives up to all of these superlatives and but it s a tremendously harrowing and difficult read I think this is one of the reasons I powered through it so uickly had I stopped I might have felt too emotionally exhausted to go back to it Because it was often hard to read and thought provoking than entertaining I didn t enjoy this anywhere near as much as God s Own Country but I think it is an important book and one that confirms Raisin s exceptional talent I hope Waterline earns the author a clutch of award nominations and I can t wait to watch his career unfold in the futurePS this excellent review by Alan Garner from the Guardian is worth a look


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    CHARACTERS Waterline PDF or EBOOK (Waterline) Ross Raisin ´ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD Ross Raisin wrote one of my favourite books of last year and indeed of all time God's Own Country so I'd had his second novel Waterline pegged as a must read since its release Although I found it eually impossible

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    FREE READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Ross Raisin PDF or EBOOK (Waterline) Ross Raisin ´ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD Ross Raisin does a fine line in dark and deep His first novel was shortlisted for nine literary awards and I'd go so far as to say this will followIt details the downward spiral of Mick after his wife dies from methothelioma a condition he blames himself for from his time working on the shipyards bringing the dust back home We meet Mick and his family at the funeral; Craig his taciturn son who says little to his fathe

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    FREE READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Ross Raisin Ross Raisin ´ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD PDF or EBOOK (Waterline) Following the descent of a recently widowed man into homelessness Waterline is my read of the year so far The grief and terror Raisin depicts

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    FREE READ ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ´ Ross Raisin PDF or EBOOK (Waterline) Ross Raisin ´ 6 READ & DOWNLOAD Book at bedtime Ross Raisin's long awaited new novel after the success of his prize winning debut 'God's Own Country''The sun is on his face and

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    PDF or EBOOK (Waterline) got a good review at the weekend from various papers and I really liked his first novel 'God's Own Country'I am tempted to give it 5 stars because it ended up a moving account of one man's descent into poverty and homelessness after the shock of his wife's death He is an ex Clydebank shipbuilder and feels guilty because he has caused her death through the asbestos he brought home onin his clothes Unable to cope with th

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    PDF or EBOOK (Waterline) really great novel about family man who loses his wife his job his sons' loves his respect and selfworth then goes to the s

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    PDF or EBOOK (Waterline) Knocked me sideways When the novel opens Mick a former shipyard worker is immersed in the strangeness of having a houseful of relatives after the funeral of his wife Cathy We see him interacting with his middle

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