What Ends

What Ends In the McCloud family welcomes Trevor their third child and the last to be born on Eilean F or a small island off the west coast of Scotland Life there on the eve of Trevor s birth is grim t

  • Title: What Ends
  • Author: Andrew Ladd
  • ISBN: 9781780744988
  • Page: 187
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In 1980, the McCloud family welcomes Trevor, their third child and the last to be born on Eilean F or, a small island off the west coast of Scotland Life there, on the eve of Trevor s birth, is grim the population, once in the hundreds, now hovers around thirty, as most of the island s inhabitants have left for the mainland But the McClouds stubbornly maintain their gueIn 1980, the McCloud family welcomes Trevor, their third child and the last to be born on Eilean F or, a small island off the west coast of Scotland Life there, on the eve of Trevor s birth, is grim the population, once in the hundreds, now hovers around thirty, as most of the island s inhabitants have left for the mainland But the McClouds stubbornly maintain their guesthouse, despite their trouble turning a profit and their children s lack of interest in taking over the family business As soon as he is of age Barry the eldest son flees the island, abandoning his siblings and rejecting the culture and traditions he was brought up with After Flora, the only daughter, finishes art school, she returns to Eilean F or, resigned to her familial responsibilities By the time Trevor is grown up, there is no place for ambivalence as the forces of time lock the McClouds into their way of life and out of any other.

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    • Jules says:

      I really wanted to love this book, it had great promise. But it just didn't live up to it, the characters were not properly rounded.

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