By Alan Garner
In second-century Britain, Macey and a gang of fellow deserters from the Roman military hunt and are hunted by way of lethal neighborhood tribes. Fifteen centuries later, in the course of the English Civil struggle, Thomas Rowley hides from the ruthless troops who've encircled his village. And in modern Britain, Tom, a precocious, love-struck, mentally risky youngster, struggles to deal with the approaching departure for London of his female friend, Jan.
Three separate tales, 3 totally varied lives, far away in time and but unusually associated with a unmarried position, the mysterious, looming outcrop referred to as Mow Cop, and a unmarried item, the blunt head of a stone awl: a lot of these come jointly in Alan Garner’s awesome Red Shift, a pyrotechnical and deeply relocating elaboration on subject matters of likelihood and destiny, time and eternity, visionary awakening and harmful insanity.