Author(s): Mary Anne Butler
A woman. A dog. A campervan. And 4,500 km of wide open road. Mot wakes up one morning to find that her heart is missing from her chest. She can breathe; she has a pulse-but she feels...nothing. So, she decides to go and look for it. With her Dog enlisted as co-pilot, Mot heads down the Highway of Lost Hearts: into the deepest core of the Australian outback-navigating red dirt landscapes, fire and flood, brittle dry-ness, vast salt lakes, age-old mountains and murky waters filled with lost souls. An allegory for a country that's lost its heart, Highway of Lost Hearts is half gritty road journey, half magic realism and all heart. It leaves you pondering the question: when your heart goes missing, what lengths will you go to, in order to find it again?