It is off-season in a remote Highland sea port- 21-year-old Morvern Callar, a low-paid employee in the local supermarket, wakes one morning to find her strange boyfriend has committed suicide and is dead on their kitchen floor. Morvern's laconic reaction is both intriguing and immoral. What she does next is even more appalling. . . Brutal, erotic, jarringly poetic and rich in a blood-dark humour, Morvern Callar is a powerful debut novel from a new Scottish writer.
Alan Warner is the author of four other novels- These Demented Lands, which won the 1998 Encore Award, The Sopranos, which is also to be filmed; The Man Who Walks and The Worms Can Carry Me to Heaven.