Wanderer takes readers on a literary odyssey, back to Brisbane in the turbulent 1970s. Gough Whitlam and Joh Bielke-Petersen strode the political stage, young people were protesting the Vietnam War, and a new generation of environmental activists was emerging. With echoes of David Malouf's Johnno, Wanderer is a quintessential coming-of-age story, blending historical fact, black humour, travel memoir and a cast of offbeat characters in an unforgettable, modern-day Australian 'Pilgrim Progress'.