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When urban academic Hayley Katzen moves to a remote Australian cattle property to live with her farmer girlfriend, she hopes, at last, to find home.

But this is no happy-ever-after tree change. Lecture halls, law reform and the arts are replaced with castrating calves, shovelling manure, fire-fighting and anti-gas blockades. In a place that attracts people who live by their own rules, Hayley must confront her limitations and preconceptions to forge her own identity.

Set in the unpredictable beauty of the Australian landscape, and told with Hayley Katzen’s compelling candour and rigour, Untethered charts one migrant’s search for home. Part love story and part off-the-grid adventure, Untethered is a powerful reminder that home can be found in many forms – in love, in family and friends, in ideologies and political movements, in landscapes and communities, and ultimately, in ourselves.

Author: Hayley Katzen

Trade Paperback  Published May 2020

‘Untethered is a magnificently clear-eyed and vivid exploration of belonging. Inquisitive, compassionate, wise and often purely entertaining, this memoir will speak to anyone who has ever wondered about how places and the people that inhabit them shape our lives and hearts.’

‘A writer untethered from everything but the fierce quest to illuminate that everyday, amazing thing –a human life..’

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