One for the Road: Revised Edition

One for the Road: Revised Edition

Tony Horwitz


"A high-spirited, comedian ramble into the savage Outback populated through irreverent, beer-guzzling frontiersmen." --Chicago Tribune

"A attention-grabbing perception into what we are all approximately at the highways and byways alongside the outback track." --The Telegraph (Sydney)

Swept off to dwell in Sydney via his Australian bride, American author Tony Horwitz longs to discover the unique reaches of his followed land. So in the future, armed in basic terms with a backpack and fantasies of the open street, he hitchhikes off into the extraordinary vacancy of Australia's outback.
        What follows is a hilarious, hair-raising trip into the new crimson middle of a continent so desolate that civilization dwindles to a fuel 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 ate up 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 by means of a near-fatal twist of fate, Horwitz endures seven thousand miles of the world's so much forbidding actual property, and a few very weird and wonderful own encounters, as he winds his option 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 right journey consultant for an individual who has ever dreamed of a real Australian adventure.

"Lively, fast paced and fun . . . a continually fascinating and interesting account." --Kirkus Reviews

"Ironical, perceptive and sophisticated . . . could have readers getting out their maps and itching to keep on with Horwitz's tracks. . . . the interior trip is his most interesting fulfillment; he permits the reader into his middle, to move traveling with him there, sharing his adventures of the spirit." --Sunday Times (London)

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