× Information !Interested in buying rights? Click here to make an offer
Rights Contact Login For More Details
- Sunpenny Publishing Group
More About This Title Far Out
Tired of their careers in the oil industry, Corinna Weyreter and Gjalt van der Zee sailed away from the rat race in search of freedom and adventure in the fabled South Pacific. Taking only what could justify its space on their 41-foot yacht, they abandoned materialism to discover how little a person really needs in order to be content. Trading with fishermen in Belize, learning desert island survival from the lone inhabitant of a Polynesian atoll, swimming with humpback whales beside the coral island of Niue, attending the wedding of a Chief’s son in Vanuatu ... they entered an enchanting new world. But Earth is under threat from humanity. During a period when the human population doubled, animal species plummeted by more than a quarter. 41% of all oceans have been strongly affected by Man’s activities, 19% of our coral reefs have died, and 29% of fisheries have collapsed. The young couple found a beautiful world beyond the urban sprawl and rampant consumerism of mankind, but its future is fragile. In Far Out, Corinna takes us into that disappearing world and shows us its fragility with sensitive first-hand knowledge.
Corinna Weyreter was born in Surrey, England. After graduating in astrophysics from the University of Birmingham she joined the oil company Shell, where she worked as a petrophysicist for fifteen years, mostly overseas. She resigned to sail around the world with her boyfriend and her book about their trip, Far Out: Sailing into a Disappearing World, is published by Boathooks Books. In 1998 she won the Bridport Short Story Prize and since then has had several short stories published.