Based on interviews across Australia, Heartland guides listeners through the intimate world of love, dating, and sex among millennials.
From hard and fast hook-ups to loneliness, deep love and even climate change stress, I want to understand the whole gamut of modern love. I want to know the heartland.
Stump, 30, has a knack for getting herself into unusual dating situations.
Kami, 19, craves deeper connections than apps offer.
Alex, 25, streams porn for four hours each day.
Charlotte, 22, has two categories: hook-up or husband.
Ku, 25, relies on alcohol to meet people and push boundaries during sex.
Finding love and quenching lust are desires humankind has sought-after for millennia. Today, the internet plays a key role in how we find companionship and connection, but for writer Jennifer Pinkerton-who's traversing her own ups and downs in love and commitment-this new era of dating apps, omnipresent porn, and increasingly fluid identities begs the question: what is the future of modern love?
This one-of-a-kind book blends reportage, memoir, extensive research, and lyrical prose to take us on a journey into the heart-scapes of young Australians. Informed by interviews with more than 100 people under 40 years of age-from transgender Aboriginal sistagirls in the Tiwi Islands to conservative Catholics living in Sydney-this book explores the hopes, fears and realities of romantic relationships at a time marked by great expectations and far fewer rules.
Heartland is a probing and insightful exploration of how love, dating and sex are changing-for better or worse. It gives us a window into the way we live now, and what this might mean for our futures.