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Rjurik Davidson

Rjurik Davidson reviews 'Turtle' by Gary Bryson

May 2009, no. 311 01 May 2009
When Donald ‘Donny’ Pinelli’s mother dies, he returns to Glasgow and confronts his past. Donny has been scarred by a dysfunctional family: mad clairvoyant mother; absent gangster father; shallow brother; belligerent sister. As a set-up, this is not particularly original, but Gary Bryson’s novel, Turtle, is full of surprises. ... (read more)