For years we've been dedicated to helping local authors get their work out into the world, and it's always gratifying when one of our prairie writers makes it onto the bestseller table. Even so, Alison Hutchison is special. Through the Eyes of the Wean, a memoir of her early years in Scotland, was published right here at McNally Robinson, using our Espresso Book Machine.
Through the Eyes of the Wean tells the story of Hutchison's early years as the "wean," the youngest child of a family living in "The Gorbals," an area of Glasgow which has been described as "the worst slums in Europe." She talks of growing up with two older brothers, and of living an impoverished, uncomfortable life without ever giving up dignity. In spite of the adversity of life on the poor side of town, Hutchison is sure to remember the simple joys she found along the way.
Through the Eyes of the Wean is a triumph, and McNally Robinson is proud to have been a part of bringing this delightful memoir into the world.
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