ISBN ePUB 9781925183955
Published: 1 September 2017
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Ways to Come Home
By Kate Mathieson
‘What is the difference, I wonder, between people who grow deep roots into the soil, and the ones who ride the wind with outstretched wings?’
When Kate Mathieson wakes feverishly one night and looks at the life she has created – business suits, a nine-to-five career – she feels an inner emptiness that no money or possession can fulfill. On a fast track toward marriage, children, a mortgage, she is disappearing. She is becoming invisible.
Another life calls her – a life of truth, authenticity, rawness and vulnerability. She is a bird, not a tree, with wings meant for flying.
Kate leaves Australia and begins an elemental journey across Africa, under skies and stars, through forests and deserts. Weaving a personal tale of soul discovery and adventure, she reflects on the lives we mark for ourselves.
Shortlisted for the 2017 Finch Memoir Prize, and written with evocative and poetic prose, Ways to Come Home is an extraordinary story about the desire to know who we really are, and what it means to find our way back home.