Peace, Love and Khaki Socks
'A beautifully drawn portrait of a woman seeking empowerment.’
NONI HAZLEHURST AM
One sultry October morning in Darwin, hemp-wearing army wife Amy Silva grips a trembling fist around two pink lines on a plastic stick. Struggling to come to terms with her rampant fertility, disillusioned with a haughty obstetrician, and infuriated by an inordinate amount of peeing, Amy finds solace in a decision to homebirth. After all, it worked for the cavewomen, right? But as a tropical cyclone threatens to whip down the main street, Amy finds herself facing more than biology.
In Peace, Love and Khaki Socks, Kim Lock explores what it is to be a woman, an expectant mother, a lover and a friend in a patriarchy. Sometimes horrifying, sometimes hilarious and always honest, Kim Lock delivers an unforgettable insight into one woman’s struggle to turn the ordinary into something extraordinary.
‘Admirable . . . such humour, raw honesty and emotion’
– THE CLOTHESLINE
'Lock writes with verve and humour'
– THE SYDNEY MORNING HERALD