Highway Blue

Highway Blue

the must-read modern-day Bonnie and Clyde story of summer 2022


'Holds you captive like a blues song' Olivia Sudjic

In San Padua you can never get the ocean out of your brain.

Anne Marie's husband Cal left her on their first anniversary. Two years later and she is still adrift, living a precarious life of shift work and shared apartments.

When he shows up on the doorstep, clearly in trouble, she reluctantly agrees to a drink. But later that night a gun goes off in an alley near the shore and the young couple flee together, crammed into a beat-up car with their broken past, desperate to fill their lives on this long stretch of road under hot skies.


'Poignant, moving and cinematic' An Yu
'Beautiful' Observer
'Unforgettable' Elaine Feeney
'Gripping' Stylist


  • Poignant, moving, and cinematic, this is a story imbued with love and loss that feels at once distantly dreamlike and vividly recognisable.
    An Yu, author of BRAISED PORK

About the author

Ailsa McFarlane

Ailsa McFarlane was born in 1997 in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in Snowdonia in the United Kingdom. After leaving school, she studied veterinary science before dropping out to travel the United States and Europe by road. Highway Blue is her first novel.
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