Justin, Charles &
Fiction, 336 pp., 6 1/4 x 9 1/2
$24.95 cl., ISBN: 1-932112-04-9
Deep in the isolated wilderness of the Scottish
Highlands, two childhood friends find themselves at a crossroads.
Aaron and Hugh have been hunting wildlife together ever since
they were big enough to shoulder their rifles and stalk the
rutting stag. Bound by an affinity for their natural surroundings,
they find themselves increasingly alienated from the remote
community in which they live. When a stranger arrives and
drives an emotional wedge between them, the violence that
is endemic within the land begins to infect them.
Dark, visceral, yet beautifully written with
a wonderfully brooding sense of place, White Male Heart
is a powerful and shocking first novel that delves deep into
the male psyche. Ruaridh Nicoll is an exceptional new literary
"Brutal and beautiful... the quality of
observation is breathtaking."
— Val McDermid
"This is a novel of startling originality,
an absorbing psychological thriller as well as a deft portrayal
of friendship and betrayal."
— The Times, London
Ruaridh Nicoll was raised in the Highland county
of Southerland. He currently lives in Edinburgh, Scotland