Book Of The Week, 21st June 2021

Joanna Pocock, Surrender, Fitzcarraldo Edition, 2021
£12.99 (PB)


Tired of life in London, author Joanna Pocock jumps at the opportunity to move with her family to the U.S state of Montana. In this extraordinary blend of memoir and reportage, Pocock explores one of the final regions of the great American wilderness – so vital to the nation’s self-mythology – encountering wolf hunters, practitioners of ‘Ecosex’, and scavengers, as well as a huge cast of individuals and communities striving to make a life in the ‘Big Sky’ state. If you are itching to get out and explore, but aren’t yet able to, this is a must read, and will be of special interest to fans of #Nomadland.