Do you remember your first job, your first year away from home? Jon Doust remembers, and his new novel To the Highlands is loosely based on his time as a bank clerk in Papua New Guinea.
To The Highlands is the second book in Jon Doust's Jack Muir trilogy. The first, Boy on a Wire, was shortlisted for the Miles Franklin award, and told the story of Jack's troubled time at his private boys school in Perth. This time it's 1968, Jack is 19. He's dropped out of school and he's about to set off on an adventure that will change his life.
Jon talks with Suzanne Donisthorpe: Books and Arts Daily