Dare To Try

Dare To Try

by Cathleen Hope

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Overview

Fascinating people. Deadly obsessions. Dare to Try is a story of journeys. The physical journey through the landscape of the Australian bush reflects the spiritual journey of the author as she faces adversity and the struggles of everyday living and discovers there is purpose and joy to be found as a sojourner in this land. The setting is predominantly the legendary town of Alice Springs and the desert areas around it.

The reader is shown a rare view into the world of fostering children and homeschooling. The attachment to the land and friendships forged with Indigenous and non-Indigenous people create an unforgettable story of life in the Australian outback.

Brutally honest, there is a vulnerability about what is shared and the spectre of child abuse throughout the novel is confronting.

At times funny, other times tragic.

Set in an ancient culture – an ancient land.

It’s my story.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780648670384
Publisher: Initiate Media Pty Ltd
Publication date: 11/11/2019
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x 0.47(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements vii

Glossary viii

Foreword xi

Prologue xiii

Chapter 1: On the Road - 2006 1

Chapter 2: The Promised Land 12

Chapter 3: Building a House 16

Chapter 4: The Dark Side - 2000 20

Chapter 5: Suicide - 1988 22

Chapter 6: The Light - 2003 25

Chapter 7: Juggling Work and Home Education – 2006 29

Chapter 8: Stranded - 2007 39

Chapter 9: Gippsland – Growing up – 2007 46

Chapter 10: Caravan Park Living - 2007 55

Chapter 11: Gambling, Grog and Gunga - 2007 58

Chapter 12: Just Another Night in Alice Springs 72

Chapter 13: Eyes Opened 77

Chapter 14: Outback Skies 87

Chapter 15: Cops, Kids and Court 89

Chapter 16: Mercenaries, Missionaries and Misfits 94

Chapter 17: Nana Dies 105

Chapter 18: Left Behind – 2008 107

Chapter 19: Another Death - 2011 110

Chapter 20: Mystical Phone Call 115

Chapter 21: Meeting the Kurdu - 2011 117

Chapter 22: Consider Yourself ... 121

Chapter 23: Road Trip with a Baby- 2012 124

Chapter 24: Fractured 127

Chapter 25: Preying Pastor 132

Chapter 26: Apmere - Land 134

Chapter 27: Protecting the Kids - 2015 138

Chapter 28: Other Countries Beckon - 2015 144

Chapter 29: Anger and Aggression - 2016 158

Chapter 30: New House and New Travel 163

Chapter 31: Bomb is Dropped 179

Chapter 32: Revival/Restoration 192

Chapter 33: Whale Rider 197

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