A man tries to build for his future by reconnecting with his past, leaving behind the ruins of the life he has lived. Iain Martin hopes that by returning to his Hebridean roots and embarking on a quest to reconstruct the ancient family home, he might find new purpose. But then he uncovers a secret from the past.
John Mackay was born in Glasgow in 1965 and has drawn on the oral traditions of his Hebridean background to write The Road Dance - his first novel - and one that sears itself onto the reader's mind, a novel you can't not respond to. John MacKay is a journalist and newsreader for STV and presents Scotland Today.