Doggerland by Ben Smith

A strange, haunting and poetic tale perhaps set thousands of years in the future where most of the planet seems to be covered by sea. For much of the book, the story centres on 'the boy' and 'the old man' who spend their lives maintaining a vast endless and deteriorating wind farm somewhere in the north sea. It's not clear who for and why all this power is being generated - is there still civilisation on land somewhere? But the plot revolves around their relationship and the job they do day-in day-out for no apparent purpose as they battle with hostile weather, personal secrets and the loneliness of this odd cold watery world. Ideas of attempting to escape it all and sail away turn out to be easier said than done though... Moving, poetic and existentialist in tone, for those looking for something different!