Pagan’s Pilgrimage

John Herdman

Leamington Books



ISBN: 9781914090790


Publication date: 1 March 2024


With nascent love abandoned and the recurring presence of the creeping ‘wrinkled-nosed’ laundry man of a traumatic childhood, a stagnating young life must be revived by the discovery of a somewhat questionable raison d’être.

The frustrated nature of Herdman’s titular protagonist and a selection of odd experiences perfectly sets up a strife deep within himself: can and how can Pagan commit to his partially book-found life-calling, tangled into his ‘pilgrimage’?

Herdman’s writerly magic is an underappreciated facet of Scotland’s continually great literary output.