An explosive dystopian thriller full of contemporary relevance! Short-listed for Lancashire Book of the Year Award 2019 and YA Book Prize 2019. - 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... The debut YA novel from critically-acclaimed author Fiona Shaw, OUTWALKERS is a truly emotive read asking big questions about government and control, playing brilliantly with the themes of belonging, brotherhood and family.