The Borassic Coast (Part 1)
Dorset at its darkest; a collection of intriguingly harsh but humorous takes on modern rural life. Each intertwining, self-contained story is set along the Dorset and East Devon (‘Jurassic’) coast. A colourful cast of individuals pepper the picturesque landscape, scraping by on the margins of the tourist trail.
A crazed hermit, some unfortunate incomers suffering their first pagan Christmas, a calamitous fishing trip, a murderous domestic pet, a couple taking a midnight trip to the A&E, a joyride on a dustcart, a man waking to find himself stranded on a beach: all the characters still standing convene at a boisterous hostelry during the worst rainstorm in history.
Hard times in Hardy country.
Published: 27 November 2013