This book is a feminist, millennial manifesto about reclaiming the wilderness. Andrews’ debut novel follows a 19-year-old girl on a feminist expedition in the footsteps of Chris McCandless, and is told in such a self-conscious, clever, and amusing way that I haven’t stopped thinking about it since.

The Word For Woman is Wilderness

Novel

Written by Abi Andrews

Lydia Barnes

Lydia Barnes is studying for and MA in Comparative Literature and Cultures at the University of Bristol. She's a big fan of trees, mid-2000s emo music, and science fiction. She tweets at @LydiaBarness.