(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.
3.30 am: the stormy sea picks me up and carries me away; it's holding me to ransom, but no-one's going to pay
5 am: the rainy glittery night, the sea out of time; everything more beautiful than it ever was before
5 am: the hardness of the January sea, stripped bare and black by the cold I get out: if I stood still long enough, I'd be covered in frost