A gripping memoir about alcoholism and rediscovering the vastness of the healing outdoors. Northern Lights juggles sensation, urban London and the rural islands of the Scottish archipelago of Orkney, the despair of addiction and the hope of freedom. Northern Lights won the Wainwright Prize in 2016 and the PEN Ackerley Prize in 2017 and was shortlisted for the Wellcome Prize (2016 ) and the Ondaatje Prize (2017). A book that speaks lucidly of nebulous moments, replacing the claustrophobic grip of alcoholism with the vastness, wildness and freedom of the open spaces of Scotland’s northern islands.
Amy Liptrot has written for numerous publications with a regular column in Caught by the River, from which Northern Lights was born. As well as writing for imported newspapers such as the Guardian and Observer, Amy has also modelled for artists, been a trampoline gymnast and worked in a seafood processing factory. She now lives with her partner and two children in Orkney, London and on the Internet.
A lyrical and brave memoir… Liptrot’s ability to interweave inner space with the wildness of outer space makes her such a compelling writer… (Will Self, The Guardian)
Northern Lights is a memoir, a book about wild nights in London and different forms of wildness in Orkney. It is full of drunkenness, mistakes, anger and regret. But that’s not all. It is also a pure, clear and impressive example of naturalistic writing. As such, it reveals a sense of awe at nature; it is a book inspired by crickets, gnarled clouds and an existence on the edge of the world. (The Herald)
It speaks lucidly of nebulous moments, replacing the claustrophobic grip of alcoholism with the vastness, wildness and freedom of the open spaces of Scotland’s northern islands. (Black Button)
Autor: Amy Liptrot
Editura: Black Button Books
Anul aparitiei: 2.020
Luna aparitiei: 12
Tip coperta: Brosata
Numar de pagini: 254
Format: 130 x 200
Cod de bare: 9786069003183