M. Dean is an illustrator and cartoonist originally from the west coast of Florida and now living in New York City. She is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design and a collector of odd thrift-store junk.
This gripping account of Scotland's worldwide diaspora is based on unpublished documents, letters and family histories. It is also based on the author's travels in the company of today's MacLeods - some of them still in Scotland, others further afield.
Scottish Exodus is a tale of disastrous voyages, famine and dispossession, the hazards of pioneering on faraway frontiers. But it is also the moving story of how people separated from Scotland by hundreds of years and thousands of miles continue to identify with the small country where their journeyings began.