Set in Wales and Denmark, The Offline Project focuses on modern social behaviours and the impact of technology on our lives, relationships and perceptions. The internet defines Gerard Kane. But after a death in the family and a dumping, can going off-grid save him? His pursuit of a life outside the internet takes him from Cardiff, and a web of family members caught in cycles of selfies and online gambling, to a new offline community in the Danish woodlands.
Dan Tyte said ‘The Offline Project is a search for self, sex and WiFi signal. If you live your life with your phone in your hand but really wish you didn’t, you’ll recognise a little of yourself in its characters. The tension in the story concerns itself with how the human race might reboot itself if the internet didn’t exist anymore, if we could create a world without being able to Google things every two minutes, whether we’ve still got it in us.’
Peter Gill, managing director from Graffeg said ‘We are delighted to welcome Dan’s distinctive voice to the Graffeg list with our first contemporary fiction title. The Offline Project is a bold and highly relevant novel that probes into our dependence on the internet, and to what extent we might be able to free ourselves from its pervasive grip.’