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A beautifully written, sophisticated portrayal of a young Highlander who has been literally “cast adrift” from her Scottish homeland during the violence of the infamous Highland Clearances of the early 1880s. At Moonshee Mawr, the coastal estate of the English gentleman Gregory Treemaster, she attempts to regain the memory of her traumatic past. During their passionate affair, Mairi confronts the metaphysical mysteries of life and poetry.

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