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The Resource Hitch, Kathryn Hind

Hitch, Kathryn Hind

Label
Hitch
Title
Hitch
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Kathryn Hind
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Language
eng
Summary
A young woman stands beside a highway in the Australian desert, alone except for her dog and the occasional road train that speeds past her raised thumb. She runs from the people she has lost, from the unsaid, from who she was, but moves ever closer to the things she longs to escape. After her mother's funeral, Amelia is confronted by Zach and is reminded of the relationship they had when she was a teenager. She feels complicit and remains unable to process what happened. So she runs. Her best friend, Sid, is Zach's cousin and the one person in the world she can depend upon. But, of course, the road isn't safe either. Amelia is looking for generosity or human connection in the drivers she finds lifts with, and she does receive that. But she is also let down time and time again. Hitch explores consent and its ambiguities, personal agency and the choices we make. Hitch is raw. We know why Amelia is running, we know why she wants to return ... but it's the road in between that we focus on. But this isn't a horror, or a thriller. It's the story of twenty-something Amelia and her dog Lucy hitchhiking from one end of the country to the other, trying to outrun grief and trauma
Summary
Hitch is a raw exploration of consent and its ambiguities, personal agency and the choices we make. It's the story of twenty-something Amelia and her dog Lucy hitchhiking from one end of the country to the other, trying to outrun grief and trauma, and moving ever closer to the things she longs to escape. Kathryn Hind, winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize, writes with acuity, empathy and wisdom.
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Awards note
Winner of the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize.
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10777731
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AU@
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Hind, Kathryn
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Young women
  • Grief
  • Interpersonal relations
  • Mothers
  • Hitchhiking
  • Runaway women
  • Self-realization in women
  • Young women
  • Australia
Target audience
general
Label
Hitch, Kathryn Hind
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065131028
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143794349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1078687284
Label
Hitch, Kathryn Hind
Publication
Copyright
Note
Prepublication record (machine generated from publisher information)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000065131028
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
247 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780143794349
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1078687284

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