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Jamie MacGillivray : the renegade's journey / John Sayles.

Sayles, John, 1950- (author.).

Available copies

  • 3 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 2 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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0 current holds with 3 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library SAY (Text) 33500013761051 New Available -
Climax Public Library SAY (Text) 33500013761044 New Available -
Godel Memorial-Warren Library SAY (Text) 35500006651176 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781612199887
  • ISBN: 1612199887
  • Physical Description: 696 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Brooklyn : Melville House, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
After cheating the hangman twice--once after the Battle of Culloden in Scotland and again at Marshalsea Prison--Jamie MacGillivray is sentenced to indentured servitude in colonial America where he teams up with a poor village girl similarly sentenced through serfdom, revolt, escape, and romantic entanglements.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2023 January #1
    Acclaimed screenwriter, director, and novelist Sayles (Yellow Earth, 2020) blends his wide-ranging narrative skills to great effect in this sprawling historical epic. We meet Jamie MacGillivray at the ill-fated 1746 Battle of Culloden, the Jacobite rebellion of Bonnie Prince Charlie Stuart that was summarily quashed by the crown and at which our hero is left for dead. Jamie is sent to prison, escapes the hangman, and is subsequently sentenced to indentured servitude in America. This broad canvas plays to Sayles' considerable strengths, alternating between a wide cinematic lens and the more intimate portraiture of the charismatic MacGillivray. The dialogue is presented in a thick Scottish brogue that takes some getting used to and benefits from being read aloud and, ultimately, proves to be an ideal vehicle for the pithy banter and caustic wit of the rebel class. Jamie's story line runs parallel to that of Jenny Ferguson, a Dickensian figure similarly sent to colonial America and equally adept at staying on this side of the grave. Sayles' grand vision yields a rollicking yarn that will satisfy the discerning historical adventure reader. Copyright 2023 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

John Sayles is an American independent film director, screenwriter, actor, and novelist. He has twice been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay, for Passion Fish (1992) and Lone Star (1996). He has written seven novels, the most recent being Yellow Earth (2020) and A Moment in the Sun (2011).

Subject: Scots > United States > Fiction.
Indentured servants > Fiction.
Culloden, Battle of, Scotland, 1746 > Fiction.
United States > History > Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 > Fiction.
Genre: Historical fiction.

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