"Fresh, surprising and ambitious... Richard Collins' dark-hearted love story is a gripping tale that unfolds with immense narrative skill."
The Whitbread First Novel Award Judges
"This is really a novel of images, the stormy lonely sea confronting the settled land of the past, a past only comforting insofar as it is set aside. The descriptions of life at sea and on land are rich and convincing"
Independent on Sunday
Richard Collins has been a farm labourer, gardener and estate worker. He lives with his family in west Wales and teaches at the Institute of Rural Sciences in Llanbadarn.