(Fourth Estate / Melville House, USA / Atico de los Libros, Spain, 2013).
An astounding account of wilderness and beauty, of whales and birds and humans and the sea inside us all.
‘Everything he writes is remarkably interesting, and always expressed in his singular prose, at one and the same time both exact and numinous … Packed full of strange delights’.
Craig Brown, Mail on Sunday.
4.00 am: the sea tonight is full of strange noises, the darkest it's ever been 'What seest thou else In the dark a… t.co/JDCiS0lfzL
4 am: the sea gently sways like dark silver; imaginary, insistent: it wants to take me away
5 am: no one has any idea of the sea; it only pretends to be there
Pat de Groot, my sea lady, had a remarkable history with the ocean; her great-grandparents were the elderly Jewish… t.co/sAIdcl1DsT