SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREWhen Robyn Davidson first set out to make her journey across the deserts of the Australian Outback, alone but for her dog and four camels, she was called a lunatic, a would-be suicide. But this high-spirited, engrossing book reveals that she is a genuine traveler driven by a love of Australia’s landscape, empathy for its indigenous people, and a willingness to cast away the trappings of her former identity. As she endures 130-degree heat and fords swollen rivers, fends off poisonous snakes and lecherous Australian men, chases her camels when they get skittish and nurses them when they are injured, Davidson emerges as a heroine who combines extraordinary courage with exquisite sensitivity. And Tracks is the compelling, candid story of her odyssey of discovery and transformation.
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