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Amelia hitchhikes in Australia, lost and mourning, as she struggles to face the death of her mother and the subsequent surfacing of unwanted memories. On the road Amelia is drawn to strangers who compel her to confront her emotions with each encounter influenced by Kathryn’s own experiences hitchhiking in America, Australia and Iceland.
With each fumbling–and loaded–interaction Amelia endures we are asked to look closer at the power imbalances at play. Steadily peeling back the many layers of Amelia, Hitch reveals how an individual’s experiences shape their perceptions of the people and places around them, especially when that individual is a woman alone.
Hitch is an account of a young woman finding her feet in a world that consistently questions her right to joy and agency within it. It implores us to accept a person’s right to find their own way.
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