Synopsis

Homers

Homers $12.99

Iain F MacLeod

Published by Nick Hern Books

4 Male 2 Female

A tough and funny play about Glaswegian orphans forcibly transplanted to the Islands ... 1967. Alex and Mary are 'homers', sent from care homes in Glasgow to live with a new family in the Islands. They are thrown into the kaleidoscope of island life - the teacher who barks in a strange language; the Minister and his penchant for Elvis; Andrena with her fetish for Hebridean delicacies

Alex pushes his new dad too far and is sent back to Glasgow into the care of Mr Pig, a sadistic butcher. But Mary, back on the island, has troubles of her own

So Alex finds himself on the ferry again, slicing through the black mirror of the sea...

Poignant, fantastical and unflaggingly hilarious, Homers is a brilliant first full-length play by a poet and writer from Lewis in the Hebrides

'The language is fantastic ... a womderful subjective jumble of nonsensical rhythms and misheard words ... the play farily bursts with comic energy and potential ... An oddly liberating celebration of the sheer weirdness of Scotland, north and south of the Highland line' - Joyce McMillan, The Scotsman

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