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0120160718
0120160718Grieving young musician Murdo prepares to leave Scotland for an American road trip.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0220160719
0220160719The road trip gets off to a shaky start as Murdo and his dad are stranded in Allentown.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0320160720
0320160720Stuck in Allentown, Mississippi, Murdo stumbles across a group of musicians rehearsing.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0420160721
0420160721After several long bus journeys, Murdo and his dad finally meet up with Uncle John.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0520160722
0520160722Murdo is beginning to feel trapped at Uncle John and Aunt Maureen's house in Alabama.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0620160725
0620160725As his family look forward to the Gathering, Murdo makes plans to play the Lafayette gig.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0720160726
0720160726Murdo feels out of place at the Alabama Highland Gathering until the music session begins.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0820160727
0820160727As excitement mounts about the Valley trip will Murdo find the courage to go to Lafayette?

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0920160728
0920160728Murdo has fled to Lafayette, but buying an accordion and bus tickets has used every cent.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

1020160729
1020160729Murdo is on stage with Queen Monzee-ay and feels at home for the first time in ages.

Readings from modern classics, new works by leading writers and world literature

0120160718

Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

Reeling from a family bereavement, young musician Murdo and his father prepare to leave Scotland for a road trip to the Southern States of America.

Reader Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Produced Eilidh McCreadie.

020220160719Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

Murdo's American road trip gets off to the worst possible start as he and his dad find themselves stranded in Allentown, Mississippi.

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

Murdo's American road trip gets off to the worst possible start as he and his dad find themselves stranded in Allentown, Mississippi.

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

030320160720Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

Stranded overnight in Allentown, Mississippi, Murdo stumbles across a rehearsal by a group of Zydeco musicians.

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

Stranded overnight in Allentown, Mississippi, Murdo stumbles across a rehearsal by a group of Zydeco musicians.

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

040420160721Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

After more uncomfortable bus journeys and an unplanned overnight stay in Allentown, Murdo and his dad finally meet up with Uncle John in Alabama.

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

After more uncomfortable bus journeys and an unplanned overnight stay in Allentown, Murdo and his dad finally meet up with Uncle John in Alabama.

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

0520160722

Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

As the days settle into a routine in Alabama, Murdo is beginning to feel trapped at Uncle John and Aunt Maureen's house.

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

0620160725Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

As his family look forward to the Alabama Highland Gathering, Murdo starts to worry about the practicalities of joining Queen Monzee-ay for the Lafayette gig.

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

As his family look forward to the Gathering, Murdo makes plans to play the Lafayette gig.

0720160726Murdo feels out of place at the Alabama Highland Gathering until the music session begins.

Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

Murdo is feeling out of place amongst the kilts and Saltires of the Alabama Highland Gathering - until the live music session begins.

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

0820160727Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

As excitement mounts for the Tennessee camping trip, will Murdo find the courage to travel to the music festival in Lafayette instead?

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

As excitement mounts about the Valley trip will Murdo find the courage to go to Lafayette?

0920160728Murdo has fled to Lafayette, but buying an accordion and bus tickets has used every cent.

Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

Murdo has run away to the festival in Lafayette but after buying the accordion and bus tickets, his savings don't run to somewhere to stay.

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.

1020160729Murdo is on stage with Queen Monzee-ay and feels at home for the first time in ages.

Booker prize-winner James Kelman's new novel is a potent exploration of love, grief and the power of music.

Murdo is on stage with Queen Monzee-ay and feels at home for the first time since the death of his mum.

Read by Finn den Hertog

Abridged by David Jackson Young

Producer Eilidh McCreadie.