The border's closed... No one can get into Scotland, just like no one can cross the channel... England is under the control of an authoritarian regime. Chips implanted in citizens' skin at birth mean anyone can be tracked, anywhere. But Jake, who breaks out of the Academy dorm he's been housed in, has decided to escape. To go off-grid. To join a small group of independent spirits determined to keep away from the government's prying eyes. The Outwalkers. Only with them will Jake have a chance to reach Scotland - and safety.
Fiona was born in London in 1964. She studied at the University of York and the University of Sussex; since then Fiona has written a memoir and four novels. She is currently a senior lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Northumbria. She lives in York with her partner and two daughters.More about Fiona Shaw