Despite Chicagoan Elizabeth Reeder making the move to Scotland over a decade ago, she has not forgotten her ‘Windy City’ roots. A creative writing lecturer for Glasgow University, Reeder’s work has been published in a plethora of literary journals and anthologies, but Ramshackle is her first novel and takes for its setting the icy suburbs of her native Chicago.
When 15 year old Roe’s adoptive father goes missing, her search to find him unravels secrets and lies about her past that will change her life forever. This is a beautifully poetic novel about abandonment, identity and self-discovery that will stay with you long after the final page has been turned. Anne Donovan, author of Being Emily, hails it ‘original, moving and insightful, it is a rare combination of pace and narrative drive with lyrical poetry of language… A beautiful book.’