Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback. Robyn Davidson.

Tracks: A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback

Vintage, May 1995. Trade Paperback. Used - Good. Item #220830
ISBN: 0679762876


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.


A cult classic with an ever-growing audience, Tracks is the brilliantly written and frequently hilarious account of a young woman's odyssey through the deserts of Australia, with no one but her dog and four camels as companions. Davidson emerges as a heroine who combines extraordinary courage with exquisite sensitivity.

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