Kathryn Hind Book Club ( Hitch )

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33 Hibberson Street

Gungahlin, ACT 2912

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Special Event Book Club
Author Kathryn Hind will be joining us for book club in June as we discuss her book Hitch.

Attendees should read the book BEFORE the Book Club as we will be discussing the book in depth and there WILL be spoilers.

Kathryn won the inaugural Penguin Literary Prize in 2019, which saw her debut novel Hitch get published with penguin. And luckily for us, she is local here in Canberra!

Amelia stands beside a highway in the Australian desert, alone except for her dog and the occasional road train that speeds past her raised thumb.
After her mother's funeral, Amelia was confronted by Zach and reminded of the relationship they had when she was a teenager. She feels complicit and remains unable to process what happened. So she ran. 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.
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.

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