Outrun

£9.99

When Amy returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the sheep farm where she grew up. Approaching the land that was once home, memories of her childhood merge with the recent events that have set her on this journey. Amy was shaped by the cycle of the seasons, birth and death on the farm, and her father’s mental illness, which were as much a part of her childhood as the wild, carefree existence on Orkney. But as she grew up, she longed to leave this remote life. She moved to London and found herself in a hedonistic cycle. Unable to control her drinking, alcohol gradually took over. Now 30, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London.

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THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE 2017 PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE
WINNER OF THE 2016 WAINWRIGHT PRIZE

SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2017 ONDAATJE PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 2016 WELLCOME PRIZE

At the age of thirty, Amy Liptrot finds herself washed up back home on Orkney. Standing unstable on the island, she tries to come to terms with the addiction that has swallowed the last decade of her life. As she spends her mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, her days tracking Orkney’s wildlife, and her nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy discovers how the wild can restore life and renew hope.

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Weight0.205 kg
Dimensions19.8 × 12.9 × 1.8 cm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

xviii, 280

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

362.292092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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