The Sound of My Voice is the sound of a writer at the peak of his power, and one of the most inventive and daring novels ever to have come out of Scotland. Ron Butlin is that rarest of breeds - a poet who takes the novel form and shows that it is ripe for reinvention. Playful, haunting and moving, this is writing of the highest quality? Ian Rankin ?A genuinely powerful and redemptive piece of work... uncompromising yet strangely uplifting? Greg Eden, Bookseller ?One of the greatest pieces of fiction to come out of Britain in the ?80?s. Genuinely subversive, Butlin?s book is a stylistic triumph. A major novel.? Irvine Welsh ?An extraordinarily powerful and redemptive work, as impressive for its use of language as for its emotional appeal. Butlin?s only precursor is Kafka.? Nicholas Royle, Time Out
About the Author
Before taking up writing full-time Ron Butlin was, at various times, a lyricist with a pop band, a barnacle scraper on Thames barges, a footman attending embassies and country houses, and a male model. His works include the novels The Sound of My Voice, Night Visits and most recently Belonging; two collections of stories, Vivaldi and the Number 3 and The Tilting Room, and six books of poetry. His fiction and poetry have been translated into over ten languages.