State Highway One by Sam Coley
This is what I want to do. I want to go home. I want you to come with me. ‘I want to go from here . . .’ Finger on Cape Reinga. ‘. . . to here.’ Finger at the bottom of Stewart Island, right at the bottom of the map. It’s been years since Alex was in New Zealand, and years since he spent any one-on-one time with his twin sister, Amy. When they lose their parents in a shock accident it seems like the perfect time to reconnect as siblings. To reconnect with this country they call ‘home’.
As they journey the length of State Highway One, they will scratch at wounds that have never healed – and Alex will be forced to reckon with what coming home really means.
‘State Highway One is a wild ride from one end of NZ to another and inside a grieving and troubled mind. Be careful when you pick it up, because you won’t put it down until you finish.’ – Jon Doust, author of BOY ON A WIRE