The Offline Project
The internet defines Gerard Kane. But after a dumping and a death in the family, can going off-grid save him?
His pursuit of something outside his smartphone takes him from his Welsh home to a new community in the Danish woodland. Here, Gerard is able to share his new ideal of an offline existence with a community of former internet addicts, but life in this new world may be more sinister than it appears.
A novel. Out May 2018 with Graffeg Books. Follow @offlineproject on Twitter and @offline_project on Instagram for updates.
‘An exceptionally funny, well-observed and street-smart book, as self-aware as it is sensitive. The dialogue is as authentic as any I’ve read this year, almost as if Tyte has secretly recorded conversations and simply transcribed them word for word… If critics do their jobs and seek it out, it should win lots of awards.’ Jane Graham, The Big Issue
‘A really interesting little book about a guy whose life is so damaged by social media that he goes completely offline, turning into a weird kind of Truman Show thing. It’s so well written, it’s funny, it’s intelligent. I really hope this book catapults him to fame.’ The Afternoon Show, BBC Radio Scotland
‘Brilliant, clever writing. A must-read.’ Buzz Magazine
‘A wonderfully satirical and incisive look at the ills of our modern online culture.’ Wales Arts Review
‘A deeply engaging read. Not only does Tyte capture Gerard’s online life in believable detail, he also writes cracking dialogue. These are rounded, believable characters portrayed with warmth.’ Western Mail