The Sunday Times runaway bestseller – an exhilarating nature memoir about recovering from alcoholism in Orkney
THE SUNDAY TIMES TOP TEN BESTSELLER
WINNER OF THE PEN ACKERLEY PRIZE
WINNER OF THE WAINWRIGHT PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE ONDAATJE PRIZE
SHORTLISTED FOR THE 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.