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The outrun, Amy Liptrot

Label
The outrun
Title
The outrun
Statement of responsibility
Amy Liptrot
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Amy Liptrot's experience of alcoholism and recovery explored through her wild Orkney homeland
  • "When Amy Liptrot returns to Orkney after more than a decade away, she is drawn back to the Outrun on 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 thirty, she finds herself washed up back home on Orkney, standing unstable at the cliff edge, trying to come to terms with what happened to her in London. Spending early mornings swimming in the bracingly cold sea, the days tracking Orkney's wildlife - puffins nesting on sea stacks, arctic terns swooping close enough to feel their wings - and nights searching the sky for the Merry Dancers, Amy slowly makes the journey towards recovery from addiction. The Outrun is a beautiful, inspiring book about living on the edge, about the pull between island and city, and about the ability of the sea, the land, the wind and the moon to restore life and renew hope."--Wheelers.co.nz
Awards note
The Wainwright Prize for Best UK Nature and Travel Writing, Winner 2016.
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
UKWOH
Dewey number
362.292092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5137
LC item number
.L57 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Target audience
adult
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Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn936352171
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Dimensions
23 cm
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Extent
xiv, 280 pages
Isbn
9781782115472
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
black and white illustrations, maps

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