Daniel's exploits are a roller-coaster ride through a wild summer off the leash, the madness of share-house living, outback mustering of feral cattle, and nightclub excess. Told with driving energy, blunt honesty and dry humor, Feral Tracks shows why survival on the road means growing up fast.
"Mitchell's debut novel is stunning in its breadth of locations, vibrant characterizations and intelligent handling of contemporary issues ... this is an impressive, clever and entirely satisfying book." Viewpoint"The male version of Puberty Blues." ABC Radio
"The energy behind Feral Tracks comes from Mitchell's ability to take a year's worth of adventures, spanning the entire country, and to weave them into a fast-moving and engrossing story." Courier Mail
"Despite the tribulations of survival on the road, Mitchell's alter-ego is articulate, intelligent and, most importantly, resourceful." The Age
"Succeeds on all fronts." Sydney Morning Herald
About the author
Euan Mitchell is a writer and tertiary teacher who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He has written two novels and numerous non-fiction books. Feral Tracks is Euan’s first novel, originally released in 1998. It was critically acclaimed and quickly became an independent bestseller in Australia and New Zealand. The screen rights were optioned by Asylum Films in 2000, although the screenplay remains unproduced. Feral Tracks was also short-listed for a readers’ choice award in Western Australia. In 2005 Euan gained his PhD, and has since taught at several universities in Melbourne.