Book Title: Tracks: a Woman's Solo Trek across 1, 700 Miles of Australian Outback
Author: Bill Bryson
Format: Paperback | 256 pages
Publication Date: 31 Dec 1995
NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Robyn Davidson's opens the memoir of her perilous journey across 1,700 miles of hostile Australian desert to the sea with only four camels and a dog for company with the following words: "I experienced that sinking feeling you get when you know you have conned yourself into doing something difficult and there's no going back." 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. "An unforgettably powerful book."--Cheryl Strayed, author of Wild Now with a new postscript by Robyn Davidson.