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The Instant
Amy Liptrot, The Instant
  • ISBN: 9781838854263
  • Pages: 192
  • Publisher: Canongate
  • Binding: Hardback

The Instant

Amy Liptrot
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The Instant explores the cycles of the moon, the flight paths of migratory birds, the mesmerizing power of Neolithic stonework and the trails followed by a generation who exist online.

Wishing to leave behind the quiet isolation of her Orkney island life, Amy Liptrot – author of The Outrun – books a one-way flight to Berlin. Searching for new experiences, inspiration and love, she rents a loftbed in a shared flat, tours the streets, nightclubs and parks, and seeks out the city’s wildlife – goshawks, raccoons and hooded crows. She looks for love through the screen of her laptop and hopes for the unexpected. This comes in the form of a love affair that obsesses her.



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