Garrett Carr was born in 1975 and comes from a town in the west of Ireland a bit like Ballydog. He has a background in illustration. He has worked for governmental agencies in his native Ireland and for development agencies in Latin America. He now lives in Belfast, where he contributes to the city's burgeoning literary scene with publications, exhibitions and readings.
Over the past year, Garrett Carr has travelled this border, on foot and by canoe, to uncover a landscape with a troubled past and an uncertain future.
Across this thinly populated line, travelling down hidden pathways and among ancient monuments, Carr encounters a variety of characters who have made this liminal space their home.
He reveals the turbulent history of this landscape and changes the way we look at nationhood, land and power.
The book incorporates Carr's own maps and photographs.