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    Tracks (Movie Tie-In Edition): A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback (Vintage Departures) (Paperback) By (author) Robyn Davidson

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    DescriptionNOW 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.


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    Title
    Tracks (Movie Tie-In Edition)
    Subtitle
    A Woman's Solo Trek Across 1700 Miles of Australian Outback
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Robyn Davidson
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781101872451
    ISBN 10: 1101872454
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: TRG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T14.3
    BIC subject category V2: WTH, BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T General Subject: 800
    B&T Merchandise Category: TVL
    Ingram Subject Code: TR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1M
    BISAC V2.8: TRV010000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET026
    Ingram Theme: CULT/AUSTRL
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 74
    BISAC V2.8: TRV001000
    B&T Approval Code: A19242000
    Libri: FRAU1015
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    Libri: ENGM5440
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 23680
    BISAC V2.8: TRV004000
    Libri: AUST1060
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 919/.410463
    Thema V1.0: WTH, DNC, WTHA
    Thema geographical qualifier V1.0: 1M
    LC classification: DU105 .D38 2014B
    Edition
    Media tie-in
    Edition statement
    Media Tie In, Reprint
    Publisher
    Vintage Books
    Imprint name
    Vintage Books
    Publication date
    26 August 2014
    Author Information
    Robyn Davidson was born in Queensland, Australia, and is the author of "Tracks," the extraordinary account of her 1,700-mile journey across Australia with four camels, which won the 1980 Thomas Cook Travel Book Award and became a film in 2013. She has written extensively for "National Geographic" and other magazines, and is also the author of "Desert Places," the novel "Ancestors," and the essay collection "Travelling Light." Ms. Davidson lives in London, India, and Australia.
    Review quote
    "Beautiful, thrilling and ferociously brave, Robyn Davidson's timeless story of her astonishing journey gripped me from the first page to the last. "Tracks" is an unforgettably powerful book." --Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of "Wild" "Vivid and vivacious. . . . Davidson is as natural a writer as she is an adventurer." --"The New Yorker" "Engrossing. . . . Lyrical and salty. . . . Candid. . . . Best in her accounts of her days alone in the desert and what they did to and for her. . . . Her states of mind . . . veer between feelings of being at one with the cosmos and feelings of being utterly crazy." --"The New York Times Book Review ""Saucy and unsparing. . . . A strong book, the kind that clings to your back after you've read it." "--Chicago Sun-Times " "Every bit as witty as her camels--and a first-rate writer besides." --"Newsweek" "What continues to resonate with readers isRobyn Davidson's honest introspection throughout the journey. It prompts the reader to ask herself, 'Would "I" do this?' and '"Could" I do this?'" --"A Traveler's Library" "The integrity of this articulate and impassioned account is evident in the fact that Robyn Davidson does not find glib solutions to inner or outer conflicts. Like her camel companions, she seems temperamental, insatiable, and slightly crazy, but also determined, direct, vulnerable, and splendid." --"500 Great Books by Women "