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The book is an invitation to get lost within varied landscapes of its pages: middle-of-nowhere Australia, the minds of Susan Sontag and W.G. Sebald, and, most prominently, the proverbial forests of all of our childhoods. There are, however, a few thematic paths to trace through these landscapes. Coming-of-age desire, our uneasy sense of self when isolated in nature and female sexuality become the mile-markers. The invitation to get lost is an invitation to come out the other side with the sense that being lost is not necessarily a state to be avoided but one in which we can occasionally luxuriate in.
Siouxzi L Connor is an Australian writer and experimental filmmaker whose work has appeared in galleries, anthologies and cultural journals in Australia, the UK and Europe, exploring ecology, anthropology and female sexuality. A former fellow of the Berlin Institute for Cultural Inquiry, Siouxzi is based in Berlin with the creative collective Uferlos.berlin Studios and is soon to release her first novel Our Little Wooden House in the Forest.