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Episode 10

Finally off the streets now, Mick determines to face up to the past. But can there ever be a future for him and his two sons? Read by Alexander Morton.

'Waterline' is 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 he spots the postie turning in through the gate... He is awake, that's obvious enough, but he has this sense of unrealness. That it's him that's not real. That's aye what it feels like. As if all these goings on around him - the sunshine, the television still quietly on, the post tummelling onto the mat - they are all part of some other life, one that he can see, but he's no a part of.'

After the death of his beloved wife Cathy, ex-Glasgow shipbuilder and union man, Mick Little finds himself struggling. Tracing Mick's journey from his old life in Glasgow to the harsh, alien world of a hotel kitchen to the rough streets of London, this is an intensely moving portrait of a life and a story for our times.

Today: Finally off the streets now, Mick determines to face up to the past. But can there ever be a future for him and his two sons?

'God's Own Country' was nominated for eight major awards, winning the Betty Trask and the Sunday Times Young Writer of the Year awards.

Reader: Alexander Morton
Abridger: Sally Marmion
Producer: Justine Willett.

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Sat 23 Jun 2018 02:00

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