By Tony Horwitz
"A high-spirited, comedian ramble into the savage Outback populated by means of irreverent, beer-guzzling frontiersmen." --Chicago Tribune
"A attention-grabbing perception into what we're all approximately at the highways and byways alongside the outback track." --The Telegraph (Sydney)
Swept off to reside in Sydney by way of his Australian bride, American author Tony Horwitz longs to discover the unique reaches of his followed land. So sooner or later, armed purely with a backpack and fantasies of the open highway, he hitchhikes off into the remarkable vacancy of Australia's outback.
What follows is a hilarious, hair-raising experience into the new crimson heart of a continent so desolate that civilization dwindles to a gasoline pump and a pub. whereas the outback's terrain is inhospitable, its scattered population are something yet. Horwitz entrusts himself to Aborigines, opal diggers, jackeroos, card sharks, and sunstruck wanderers who degree distance within the variety of beers ate up en direction. alongside the way in which, Horwitz discovers that the outback is as treacherous because it is colourful. Bug-bitten, sunblasted, dust-choked, and bloodied through a near-fatal coincidence, Horwitz endures seven thousand miles of the world's so much forbidding actual property, and a few very strange own encounters, as he winds his technique to Queensland, Alice Springs, Perth, Darwin--and 100 bush pubs in between.
Horwitz, the Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of 2 nationwide bestsellers, Confederates within the Attic and Baghdad with out a Map, is definitely the right journey advisor for someone who has ever dreamed of a real Australian adventure.
"Lively, fast paced and a laugh . . . a always fascinating and interesting account." --Kirkus Reviews
"Ironical, perceptive and sophisticated . . . may have readers getting out their maps and itching to persist with Horwitz's tracks. . . . the interior trip is his most interesting fulfillment; he permits the reader into his middle, to head vacationing with him there, sharing his adventures of the spirit." --Sunday Times (London)