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Burning down George Orwell's house: a novel
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A darkly comic novel about advertising, truth, single malt, Scottish hospitality-or lack thereof-and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray Welter, who was until recently a high-flying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray is miserable, and quite prepared to make his troubles go away with the help of copious quantities of excellent scotch. But a few of the islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous. Also, the locals believe-or claim to believe-that there's a werewolf about, and against his better judgment, Ray's misadventures build to the night of a traditional, boozy werewolf hunt on the Isle of Jura on the summer solstice.

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A darkly comic novel about advertising, truth, single malt, Scottish hospitality-or lack thereof-and George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray Welter, who was until recently a high-flying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray is miserable, and quite prepared to make his troubles go away with the help of copious quantities of excellent scotch. But a few of the islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous. Also, the locals believe-or claim to believe-that there's a werewolf about, and against his better judgment, Ray's misadventures build to the night of a traditional, boozy werewolf hunt on the Isle of Jura on the summer solstice.
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Ervin, A. (2015). Burning down George Orwell's house: a novel. [United States]: Soho Press.

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Ervin, Andrew. 2015. Burning Down George Orwell's House: A Novel. [United States]: Soho Press.

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Ervin, Andrew, Burning Down George Orwell's House: A Novel. [United States]: Soho Press, 2015.

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Ervin, Andrew. Burning Down George Orwell's House: A Novel. [United States]: Soho Press, 2015. Web.

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