Feral Tracks

OverDog Press
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Feral Tracks is based on the true story of a sixteen-year-old schoolboy who ran away from home with four dollars and hitchhiked around Australia.

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
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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.

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Publisher
OverDog Press
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Published on
Feb 3, 2015
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Pages
288
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ISBN
9780992504922
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Action & Adventure
Fiction / Coming of Age
Fiction / Holidays
Fiction / Humorous
Juvenile Fiction / Action & Adventure / General
Juvenile Fiction / General
Juvenile Fiction / Humorous Stories
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Euan Mitchell
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“Euan Mitchell, author of the independent bestseller 'Feral Tracks', knows his rock’n’roll … and this laid-back, ironic take on the Australian music industry in the ’90s captures the spirit of the time. It’s fast-paced and grungy, full of backroom intrigue and colourful characters.”
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Sydney Morning Herald

*****

Marty is a rock musician on the wrong side of thirty who needs to change his tastes in music, women and cities. Billy is fifteen, talented and in prison.

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