Tracks by Robyn Davidson
About the Book:
A revised, reissued fortieth anniversary edition of this prize-winning, bestselling account of one woman’s solo journey across 1,700 miles of Australian Outback.
‘I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there’s no going back.’
So begins Robyn Davidson’s perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company.
Enduring sweltering heat, fending off poisonous snakes and lecherous men, chasing her camels when they get skittish and nursing them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as an extraordinarily courageous heroine driven by a love of Australia’s landscape, an empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity.
Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation.
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About the Author:
Robyn Davidson is an Australian writer best known for her 1980 book Tracks, about her 2,700 km trek across the deserts of Western Australia using camels.
Her career of travelling and writing about her travels has spanned 40 years. Her memoir is to be published in late 2023.
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Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Published: 2 November 2017
Format: Paperback, 262p
Category: Memoir, Travel