March 2012 Debut of the Month.
Everyone has a significant track of music that can really effect them and change their mood or transform a situation but what if you, via a very special MP3 player, could deliver that piece of music at just the right time? This delightfully quirky, poignant, magical debut follows Davie who is given the chance to help others through the power of music - it's simply brilliant and deserves to be on your reading list...
Set in Edinburgh, Trackman tells the uplifting story of Davie Watts, a young man haunted by the death of his little brother and the separation of his parents. The novel charts Davie’s life as a chance encounter with a homeless man leads to him taking possession of a magical MP3 player. Davie grows increasingly obsessed with the MP3 player and escapes into his fantasy where he is the Trackman: a superhero-like figure who helps others by playing them songs which carry significance to the listener. However, Davie is continuously shadowed by his past and the memories of his brother. While helping other people, will he find the time to help himself?
Closing date: 04/07/2018
Publication date: 26/11/2014
Publisher: Luath Press Ltd
|Publication date:||26th November 2014|
|Publisher:||Luath Press Ltd|
|Genres:||NewGen - YA Fiction, Debuts of the Month, eBook Favourites, Literary Fiction, Reading Groups, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Catriona Child was born in Dundee and currently lives in Edinburgh, masquerading as an office worker by day. From 2001 to 2005 she worked as a full time sales assistant at Virgin Megastore on Princes Street. She won the Sunday Herald Blog competition in 2007 and has recently been published in both the Scottish Book Trust Family Legends anthology and Northwords Now magazine. Author photo © Allan IrvineMore About Catriona Child