A Recommended Read from Vogue, The Los Angeles Times, Publishers Weekly, The Week, and Lit Hub
In her mid-thirties and newly free from a terrible relationship, Tabitha Lasley quit her job at a London magazine and poured her savings into a six-month lease on an apartment in Aberdeen, Scotland. She decided to make good on a long-deferred idea for a book about oil rigs and the men who work on them. Why oil rigs? She wanted to see what men were like with no women around. In Aberdeen, Tabitha became deeply entrenched in the world of roughnecks, a teeming subculture rich with brawls, hard labor, and competition. The longer she stayed, the more she found her presence had a destabilizing effect on the men - and her.