The Outrun by Amy Liptrot 9781786894229

The Outrun


In this raw and lyrical memoir, Amy Liptrot takes us on a deeply personal journey of addiction, recovery, and a profound reconnection with nature. At age 30, she returns to her childhood home on the wild and windswept Orkney Islands after battling alcoholism. Amidst the islands' rugged landscapes and tight-knit community, Liptrot finds solace and healing in the embrace of the natural world. With unflinching honesty and lyrical prose, she weaves a captivating tale of self-discovery, resilience, and the restorative power of the great outdoors.

Amy Liptrot is a writer from Orkney, off the northeast coast of Scotland. Her work has been published in various anthologies and journals, and 'The Outrun' is her highly acclaimed debut memoir. With a keen eye for detail and a deep connection to the land, she invites readers to experience the raw beauty and harsh realities of island life, while offering a poignant exploration of addiction, recovery, and the human spirit's incredible capacity for renewal.

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