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John Burnside
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  • About this Author
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John Burnside is the author of the novel The Devil's Footprints, the memoir A Lie About My Father, as well as five additional works of fiction and eleven collections of poetry published in the United Kingdom. The Asylum Dance won the Whitbread Poetry Award, The Light Trap was short-listed for the T.S. Eliot Prize, and A Lie About My Father won the two biggest Scottish literary prizes: the Scottish Arts Council Non-Fiction Book of the Year Award and the Saltire Society Scottish Book of the Year Award.

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The Devil's Footprints

Written by John Burnside


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $14.95

A novel of mysterious beauty, The Devil's Footprints explores the elemental forces of everyday life: love, fear, grief, and the hope of redemption.

Michael Gardiner has lived in Coldhaven all his life yet still feels like an outsider. Married but distant from his wife, he discovers that a school friend, Moira Birnie... Read more >
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The Devil's Footprints

Written by John Burnside


Format: eBook
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 10, 2009
Price: $11.99

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The Glister

Written by John Burnside


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: February 9, 2010
Price: $15.95

Acclaimed author John Burnside delivers a profound, page-turning novel about innocence, evil, morality, and the dark corners of the human psyche.

Mysterious illnesses affect the inhabitants of the post-industrial village of Innertown, and a pervasive sense of malaise hangs everywhere. So when teenage boys disappear into the poisoned woods surrounding the... Read more >
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The Glister
A Novel
Written by John Burnside


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 10, 2009
Price: $11.99

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