The sixtieth parallel marks a borderland between the northern and southern worlds.
Wrapping itself around the lower reaches of Finland, Sweden and Norway, it crosses the tip of Greenland and the southern coast of Alaska, and slices the great expanses of Russia and Canada in half.
The parallel also passes through Shetland, where Malachy Tallack has spent most of his life.In Sixty Degrees North, Tallack travels westward, exploring the landscapes of the parallel and the ways that people have interacted with those landscapes, highlighting themes of wildness and community, isolation and engagement, exile and memory.Sixty Degrees North is an intimate book, one that begins with the author's loss of his father and his own troubled relationship with Shetland, and concludes with an acceptance of loss and an embrace - ultimately a love - of the place he calls home.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 208 pages, illustrations
- Publisher: Birlinn General
- Publication Date: 15/06/2015
- Category: Travel writing
- ISBN: 9781846973369