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Burning down George Orwell's house: A Novel

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Ray Welter, who was until recently a high-flying advertising executive in Chicago, has left the world of newspeak behind. He decamps to the isolated Scottish Isle of Jura in order to spend a few months in the cottage where George Orwell wrote most of his seminal novel, Nineteen Eighty-Four. Ray is miserable, and quite prepared to make his troubles go away with the help of copious quantities of excellent scotch. But a few of the local islanders take a decidedly shallow view of a foreigner coming to visit in order to sort himself out, and Ray quickly finds himself having to deal with not only his own issues but also a community whose eccentricities are at times amusing and at others downright dangerous. Also, the locals believe-or claim to believe-that there's a werewolf about, and against his better judgment, Ray's misadventures build to the night of a traditional, boozy werewolf hunt on the Isle of Jura on the summer solstice.
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subject_facet Americans -- Scotland -- Fiction, City and town life -- Fiction, Humorous stories, American, Islands -- Fiction, Jura (Scotland) -- Fiction, Orwell, George, -- 1903-1950 -- Homes and haunts -- Scotland -- Jura -- Fiction, Scotland -- Fiction, Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction, Werewolves -- Fiction
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title_short Burning down George Orwell's house
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