This story, set in 1970s Glasgow, compresses the troubled relationship between Robert and his nine-year-old son. On an outing, the two become trapped together. The boy’s reaction to this enforced closeness forces Robert to examine the impact of recent events on their relationship.
I have wonderful neighbours in this issue of Edinburgh Review. The poets Michael Longley, Rachael Boast and David Wheatley all appear, as do fiction writers Zoë Strachan, Doug Johnstone and Rodge Glass. It’s a fantastic issue.