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Listen to Melbourne City Reads: Emily Bitto

Wild Abandon, the second novel from Melbourne writer Emily Bitto (The Strays), follows its protagonist Will, heartbroken at the end of his first serious relationship, as he flees Australia for New York City and then into the American heartland on an odyssey that seems fated to have a dark conclusion This breathtaking new novel was chosen as the October book in the 2021 Melbourne City Reads initiative, supported by inner-city bookshops. In this special podcast conversation, Bitto is joined by Jason Steger, books editor of The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald, to discuss the novel…

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