Life in the Outer Hebrides - drink, sex, more drink, more sex, clifftop walks. 'This is not the back of beyond, it is the heart of beyond.' A bleak, excruciatingly funny view of life in a really remote rural community. And, if you think they are innocent in the country, this is not the book for you.
I wonder if it is time to go back into the world again, the straight-edged world where people neither agonize nor slowly poison themselves. I begin by putting the phone back on the hook, first time in weeks.