The outrun is a quick read much faster than i wanted it to go its a compelling mixture of painful memoir and sometimes related observations of nature and community of the latter liptrots description of orkney storms stuck with me particularly im already re reading pieces of the book. The outrun is an extraordinary narrative a warts and all cathartic autobiographical account of recovery from alcoholism twinned with the most beautiful writing about orkneys natural world amy liptrots parents came to orkney from england more than 30 years ago but will always be incomers and amy although born on mainland . The outrun a memoir amy liptrot on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers the outrun will no doubt sit alongside helen macdonalds h is for hawk the sheer sensuality of liptrots prose and her steely resolve immediately put her right up there with the best of the best new statesman when amy liptrot returns . The outrun of the title is a swath of rough pasture on her parents farm which stretches beyond the cultivated land out to the low cliffs that run north from the bay of skaill where the
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