The Outrun: A Memoir

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Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
304
Dimensions
5.4 X 1.1 X 8.0 inches | 0.6 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393355598
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About the Author

Amy Liptrot received the Wainwright Prize for nature writing and the PEN Ackerley Prize for memoir for The Outrun. Formerly a writer for Orkney Today, editor of the Edinburgh Student, an artist's model, and a trampolinist, she lives in Yorkshire.

Reviews

A stunning, wild, and gracefully rendered account of life in the Scottish hinterlands.
Lyrical, transitioning from the rush of drinking into the raw sensations of island life.
A lyrical, brave memoir.... It's this aptitude Liptrot has for marrying her inner-space with wild outer-spaces that makes her such a compelling writer--and one to watch.
Luminous.... Fresh, clear-eyed and unflinching.
Whether [Liptrot]... writes of walking along the wind-scoured coasts or taking polar-bear dips in the icy waters, her prose is spare, lean, and beautiful, much like the country about which she writes.
This magnificent memoir is a record of transformation in its truest sense... Orkney legends tell of seals changing into humans, but, here, Liptrot is the shape-shifter, peeling off her wetsuit like blubber after snorkeling in the ice-cold sea.
Worth reading for the descriptions of life on a 'beautiful, barely touched stretch of land.'