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The Geography of Friendship

We can’t ever go back, but some journeys require walking the same path again.

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When three young women set off on a hike through the wilderness they are anticipating the adventure of a lifetime. Over the next five days, as they face up to the challenging terrain, it soon becomes clear they are not alone and the freedom they feel quickly turns to fear. Only when it is too late for them to turn back do they fully appreciate the danger they are in. As their friendship is tested, each girl makes an irrevocable choice; the legacy of which haunts them for years to come.

Now in their forties, Samantha, Lisa and Nicole are estranged, but decide to revisit their original hike in an attempt to salvage what they lost. As geography and history collide, they are forced to come to terms with the differences that have grown between them and the true value of friendship.

Sally Piper
Photo by Chloe Callistemon

Sally Piper

Sally Piper’s debut novel Grace’s Table (2014) was shortlisted for the Queensland Premier’s Literary Award - Emerging Queensland Author category and she was awarded a Varuna Publishing Fellowship for her manuscript. Her second novel The Geography of Friendship (2018) was shortlisted for the Australian Book Industry Awards - Small Publishers’ Adult Book of the Year category. She has had short fiction and non-fiction published in various online and print publications in Australia and the UK, to include a prize-winning short story in an anthology, Griffith Review, The Saturday Paper, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Weekend Australian and other literary magazines and journals. Sally holds a Master of Arts (Research) in Creative Writing from Queensland University of Technology. She is an active member of the Queensland writing community, where she presents workshops and seminars, leads in-conversations and mentors other writers.