Out Back is a sometimes shocking, laugh-out-loud funny and always entertaining account of the people and places that make outback Australia so unique, as seen through the eyes of an outsider.;
Stevenson says he travels the way any ordinary person would travel, gleaning experiences that anyone would have. His writing however, is far from ordinary.
Sydney Morning Herald
While most visitors to Australia tread the well-worn path from the Sydney Opera House to Cairns, Andrew Stevenson disappeared into the Australian outback in search of the real Australia behind the extraordinary landscape. Boldly going where few have gone before, and drinking in bars that even many locals avoid, Andrew s genuine fascination with people and places brings to life a part of Australia rarely accessed by outsiders.
Join this audacious traveller as he meets such memorable characters as Neat!Wow!, the excitable Chinese Canadian hobbling across the top end with a broken foot in the company of local guide, Croc, who insists he s just being a wuss ; get to know the pear-shaped people who run every roadhouse from Kuranda to Jabiru and fly out to Chillagoe to share a frozen scone with Nola or have a beer with Smithy, the local jackeroo and bush poet.
Out Back is a sometimes shocking, laugh-out-loud funny and always entertaining account of a unique and fascinating land.
Andrew Stevenson has lived in more than ten countries and travelled through many more, working as an international economist for two Canadian banks before joining the United Nations Development Program in Tanzania where he obtained his pilot s licence and started his own safari company. He has subsequently worked as financial advisor and consultant in international development and was the owner of two adventure companies in Norway. Andrew is currently in the process of emigrating to New Zealand with his wife Annabel and their new born daughter. Today he is a full-time writer. This is his fifth book.
Allen & Unwin
Allen & Unwin
Paperback - B format
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