Stuart Murdoch Nobody's Empire (Signed Copies)

Faber & Faber
10th October 2024

Format Info

Book - Signed Standard Hardback
Monorail Edition - signed with mix cd.

Life-affirming debut novel by Belle & Sebastian frontperson.

It’s the early 90s in Glasgow and “Stephen” (music loving romantic) has emerged from a lengthy hospital stay diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome, a little understood disease that has robbed him of any prospects of work, a social life or independent living. Meeting fellow strugglers, who the world seems to care less and less for, they form their own support group and try to get by as cheaply and as painlessly as possible.

Finding that he has the ability to write songs, albeit in a slow and fledgling way, Stephen wakes to the possibility of a spiritual life beyond the everyday. Leaving Glasgow in search of a cure in the mythic warmth of California, Stephen and his friend Richard float between hostels, sofas, and park benches. Could the trip really offer them both a new-world reinvention?