Alex is stuck. Stuck in Essex. Stuck in his childhood home. Stuck in a job he hates. The relationship he’d been counting on all these years has finally fallen apart. He’s run out of things to hope for.
Anxious, uncertain and totally sober, Alex is dragged to the Outer Hebrides by his long-suffering friend, James. Somewhere between the mountains and the sea, Alex is desperate to find something to ignite a spark of life in him again. Through castles, ceilidhs, bothies, lochs, vast beaches and tiny boats, chance meetings and old friends, Alex has to learn that maybe taking responsibility doesn’t mean the end of feeling free.
Jared A. Carnie is originally from Essex. He has since lived in Bath, Sheffield and the Outer Hebrides.
His writing frequently appears in various journals, zines and anthologies. He has read at numerous events including the Inverness Book Festival and was awarded a New North Poets Award at the Northern Writers Awards 2015.
Waves, his debut novel, will be out in the summer of 2016.