The Outrun (Paperback)

A Memoir

By Amy Liptrot

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393355598, 304pp.

Publication Date: April 24, 2018

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (4/25/2017)
Paperback (8/4/2016)
Paperback (9/3/2019)

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After a decade of heavy partying and hard drinking in London, Amy Liptrot returns home to Orkney, a remote island off the north of Scotland. The Outrun maps Amy's inspiring recovery as she walks along windy coasts, swims in icy Atlantic waters, tracks Orkney's wildlife, and reconnects with her parents, revisiting and rediscovering the place that shaped her.

A Guardian Best Nonfiction Book of 2016
Sunday Times Top Ten Bestseller
New Statesman Book of the Year