Shortlisted for Creative Scotland Book of the Year Award 2010, "I Love You, Goodbye" brilliantly captures the exhilaration, confusion and frustration of relationships. Tracking the interconnected lives of four characters living in a small Scottish village, Rogerson explores the different ways in which people, of various backgrounds, cultures and ages, approach love. Skillfully entwining observations of life in the Scottish Highlands, examinations of love in its various stages, and characterization that draws the reader in from the very first page, this is a novel that, though set in the most specific of locations, strives to answer a universal question: what is love?
Cynthia Rogerson, a Scot who was brought up in the US, now lives in the Scottish Highlands. She is the author of numerous novels and has been shortlisted for many prizes. Her previous books include Loveletter from my Death Bed, Upstairs in the Tent and A Dangerous Place.