By Tony Horwitz
"A high-spirited, comedian ramble into the savage Outback populated via irreverent, beer-guzzling frontiersmen." --Chicago Tribune
"A interesting perception into what we are all approximately at the highways and byways alongside the outback track." --The Telegraph (Sydney)
Swept off to stay in Sydney through 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 street, he hitchhikes off into the notable vacancy of Australia's outback.
What follows is a hilarious, hair-raising journey into the new purple middle 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 whatever yet. Horwitz entrusts himself to Aborigines, opal diggers, jackeroos, card sharks, and sunstruck wanderers who degree distance within the variety of beers fed on en direction. alongside the best way, Horwitz discovers that the outback is as treacherous because it is colourful. Bug-bitten, sunblasted, dust-choked, and bloodied via a near-fatal coincidence, Horwitz endures seven thousand miles of the world's so much forbidding genuine property, and a few very strange own encounters, as he winds his solution 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 no Map, is the appropriate travel consultant for someone who has ever dreamed of a real Australian adventure.
"Lively, fast moving and fun . . . a constantly attention-grabbing and exciting account." --Kirkus Reviews
"Ironical, perceptive and sophisticated . . . can have readers getting out their maps and itching to keep on with Horwitz's tracks. . . . the inner trip is his most interesting fulfillment; he permits the reader into his middle, to move vacationing with him there, sharing his adventures of the spirit." --Sunday Times (London)