Talking Location With author JS Monroe – West Penwith, CORNWALL
Location(s): Isle of Skye, Israel, Palestine
The search for resolution after the upheaval of loss. A journey full of insight, forgiveness and love.
Divorce, the death of her soldier son and estrangement from her daughter, leave Hebridean crofter, Rachel Campbell, grief-stricken, lonely and lost.
Forced retirement leaves former Edinburgh policeman, Jack Baxter, needing to find a new direction for his life.
When Rachel meets Jack in dramatic circumstances on a wild winter’s night on the island of Skye, a friendship develops, despite very different personalities. Gradually their feelings for each other go beyond friendship. Something neither of them feels able to admit. It is only after Rachel leaves for a life-changing visit to family in Israel – where she aims to re-root and reroute her life – that both of them have to face up to whether they have future together.
Set against the contrasting and dramatic backdrops of the Scottish island of Skye and the contested country of Israel-Palestine, Displacement is a story of life-affirming courage and love where romance and realism meet head-on.
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