Publisher : Ecole Alouette (5 July 2018)
Language : English
Paperback : 312 pages
ISBN-10 : 1901870677
ISBN-13 : 978-1901870671
Dimensions : 12.9 x 1.8 x 19.8 cm
Ask Not Why is Lucy Montgomery’s first novel. Spanning a generation, the story begins in 1914 when Donny Nicolson and Angus MacLeod leave their homes on the Kilbackie Estate, Isle of Skye to join the British army and fight in France; a decision that would change their lives forever with tragic consequences.
The two friends struggle to adapt to the wider world and desperately cling on to their roots in Kilbackie, a place that lies deep within their souls and defines them.
They have been moulded by its wind and rain, the sea mist that swirls across the Minch runs through their veins and the sound of birds and the rhythm of crofting life shape their language.
Death, love and jealousy destroy Angus’ dream of returning to Kilbackie but there is a glimmer of hope.
The future of Kilbackie hangs by a thread … Can one child fulfil the dreams of a lost generation?