My Life in the Sea of Cars: A Letter from Arnhem Land

My Life in the Sea of Cars: A Letter from Arnhem Land

James Murray


James Murray recounts 9 days spent within the distant and lovely landscapes of the Northern Territory, but this can be even more than a booklet approximately bushwalking. a fragile hymn to the wasteland of Northern Australia, My lifestyles within the Sea of automobiles: A Letter from Arnhem Land is a trip of non-public exploration and self discovery, and a passionate argument for a brand new approach to life. The ways that rampant consumerism, and an obsession with the motor vehicle became so entrenched in humans s lives is explored via relationships, reminiscence, tradition, identification and the meditative act of strolling. whilst Murray candidly unearths his circle of relatives secrets and techniques and sure ancestry his e-book takes on another measurement. completely unique, and heartbreakingly sincere, Murray asks us the tricky, awkward questions that won't depart. the place has our tradition long past so incorrect? An unique and provocative booklet, half move of recognition, half epiphany, half treatise and half heartfelt lament for a consumerist, car-addicted society which leaves one of these path of devastation in its wake. Murray's unflinching eye takes within the fallout left by means of the wrecking ball of unquestioning materialism, and his observations are acute, sincere and now and then uncomfortably spot on. He plumbs those assumptions from the car-less, people-less tranquility of a solitary nine-day bushwalk, and we're there with him each step of ways: throughout distant gorges and into creeks, on escarpments and earlier rock drawings, hearing his impassioned arguments, principles and insights, the recounting of previous conversations and new probabilities, breakdowns and breakthroughs. It's a wealthy, exciting, candid combine Murray is one hitchhiker i'd certainly decide up. Cate Kennedy, writer of darkish Roots, Sing and Don t Cry, and the area underneath

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