Subtitled ‘Reflections of a Reluctant Loner’, Savage Solitude is an
unusual and thought-provoking book, taking the reader on a journey
through the immediate experience of being alone.
Drawing on quotations from a wide range of poets, philosophers, writers
and scientists, the conversation of the book moves in a kind of rolling
wave that is simultaneously story and analysis, report and ongoing
Intimate, empathetic, dramatic, this multi-voiced work is a study by
immersion, a living experience conducted through the medium of text, and
all the while pushing towards an answer to the question (more pressing
than ever in our hi-tech age) of how to be alone.