This is a book about not only faith, but more importantly faith in your self. From the fountain of faith all else springs forth. The central love story of the book is left unfulfilled at the end. This suggests some source of vital dynamics is to be realised in the future of the two central characters McPhail Pinkmon and Robert James.
This is a book about domestic disintegration. This serves as a metaphor for the decline in contemporary Scottish society. Within the framework of mental health, the central protagonist Cal embarks on a journey throughout Scotland.
In this beat novel, Cal is faced with himself and writes about his life from first awakenings to sexed out adulthood. In Scotland, it is difficult to be a man where others pass on their own judgements opaquely sometimes. Cal concludes that it is better to be judged almost solely in your own eyes.
After leaving High School in Aberdeen, Calum trained himself as a Construction Engineer. He spent a year at Newbattle Abbey College in Edinburgh where he re-discovered his greater love of the Arts. He subsequently graduated MA in 1992 at Glasgow University. He enjoys travelling and meeting new people. His former wife is a Los Angelean. He is a former national amateur cycling champion at schoolboy level; team champion in 1977.