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Deer Island
by Neil Ansell

“His story is remarkable in the frankness of the telling and the moving complexity of the teller.”  The Times

“Written with real feeling and a dose of dark wisdom.” TLS

“Dreamlike, fascinating and heartbreaking”
Caught by the River

At the beginning of the 1980s Neil Ansell lived in squats and ‘derries’ across London, becoming part of a floating community of volunteers and rough sleepers whose purpose was to offer companionship and support for each other. But around them Britain was changing. It was becoming the decade of the individual. Soon there would be ‘no such thing’ as society. In spare and beautiful prose Neil Ansell overlaps two contrasting journeys through the streets of London and the wilds of Jura, building a powerful and moving meditation on what it means to belong.

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Hardback | 210mm x 156 mm | 120 pages

Jacket artwork and illustrations by Jonny Hannah

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NEIL ANSELL lives in Brighton with his two daughters. He is also the author of Deep Country and The Last Wilderness.