Two Steps Forward
By Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist
A smart and funny story of mid-life and second chances from the author of The Rosie Project - two misfits walk 2,000 km along the pilgrims' way in Spain to find themselves and, perhaps, each other.
A story of mid-life and second chances from Graeme Simsion, author of The Rosie Project, and his wife Anne Buist
Soon to be a film produced by Ellen DeGeneres
Zoe, a sometime artist, is from California. Martin, an engineer, is from Yorkshire. Both have ended up in picturesque Cluny, in central France. Both are struggling to come to terms with their recent past - for Zoe, the death of her husband; for Martin, a messy divorce.
Looking to make a new start, each sets out alone to walk two thousand kilometres from Cluny to Santiago de Compostela, in northwestern Spain, in the footsteps of pilgrims who have walked the Camino (the Way) for centuries. The Camino changes you, it's said. It's a chance to find a new version of yourself, and a new beginning. But can these two very different people find themselves? Will they find each other?
In this smart, funny and romantic journey, Martin's and Zoe's stories are told in alternating chapters by husband-and-wife team Graeme Simsion and Anne Buist. Two Steps Forward is a novel about renewal - physical, psychological and spiritual. It's about the challenge of walking a long distance and of working out where you are going. And it's about what you decide to keep, what you choose to leave behind and what you rediscover.
Graeme Simsion (Author)
Graeme Simsion is the internationally bestselling author of The Rosie Project, The Rosie Effect and The Best of Adam Sharp.
Anne Buist (Author)
Anne Buist is chair of Women's Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and author of the Natalie King psychological thrillers.
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05 Apr 2018
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entertaining and refreshingly unpredictable — Frances Atkinson, Sydney Morning Herald