Autor: Alan Warner
Ano da edição original: 1995
Editora: Vintage Press
Língua original: Inglês
Sinopse: Morvern Callar, a low-paid employee in the local supermarket in a desolate and beautiful port town in the west of Scotland, wakes one morning in late December to find her strange boyfriend has committed suicide and is dead on the kitchen floor. Morvern's reaction is both intriguing and immoral. What she does next is even more appalling. Moving across a blurred European landscape-from rural poverty and drunken mayhem of the port to the Mediterranean rave scene-we experience everything from Morvern's stark, unflinching perspective.
Morvern is utterly hypnotizing from her very first sentence to her last. She rarely goes anywhere without the Walkman left behind as a Christmas present by her dead boyfriend, and as she narrates this strange story, she takes care to tell the reader exactly what music she is listening to, giving the stunning effect of a sound track running behind her voice.
In much the same way that Patrick McCabe managed to tell an incredibly rich and haunting story through the eyes of an emotionally disturbed boy in The Butcher Boy, Alan Warner probes the vast internal emptiness of a generation by using the cool, haunting voice of a female narrator lost in the profound anomie of the ecstasy generation. Morvern is a brilliant creation, not so much memorable as utterly unforgettable."
O autor e a obra: Alan Warner é um escritor escocês de 50 anos. Escreveu até hoje 7 romances. Nenhum deles foi alvo de tradução em Portugal. Morvern Callar foi o seu primeiro romance e ganhou o Somerset Maugham Award em 1996, e foi finalista do Costa Book of the Year e do International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award. O livro foi adaptado ao cinema em 2002 com o titulo "A Viagem de Morvern Callar" por Lynne Ramsay com Samantha Morton no papel principal.