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The wicker tree - a novel
Robin Hardy
Paperback / softback
Luath Press
UK Publication Date

A black comedy of religious sexuality and pagan murder, which inhabits the same territory as The Wicker Man.

If I am a Rabbi, Jehova is my God. If I am a Mullah, Allah the merciful is He. If a Christian, Jesus is my Lord.

Millions of people worldwide worship the sun. Here in Tressock I believe the old religion of the Celts fits our needs at this time. Isn't that all you can ask of a religion?

Gospel singer Beth and her cowboy boyfriend Steve, two virgins promised to each other through 'the Silver Ring Thing', set off from Texas to enlighten the Scottish heathens in the ways of Christ. When, after initial hostility, they are welcomed with joy and elation to the village of Tressock, they assume their hosts simply want to hear more about Jesus. How innocent and wrong they are.

Robin Hardy has had success as a screenwriter, producer, director, playwright and novelist. His film The Wicker Man won The Saturn Award for Best Horror Film in 1979, consistently rates in Amazon's top 100, and is widely acknowledged as a classic of its genre. Robin's fiction includes The Education of Don Juan and Don Juan's New World. He has also worked for television in India, Japan and England. He is married and has eight children.

Erotic, romantic, comic and horrific enough to loosen the bowels of a bronze statue. - Christopher Lee

Robin Hardy looks set to snare a new generation of followers with the long overdue follow-up... another tale of faith, sex and sacrifice. - Sunday Herald

... the writing style is typical of the genre and Hardy has upped the stakes. After a slow set-up, the plot romps along, with unexpected twists and turns, to its inevitable and frustratingly avoidable conclusion. Those who identify with the youthful protagonists will find it thrilling and horrible, a story to disturb sleep. - Scottish Review of Books

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