Michael Gow's play 'Away' has been set for HSC study in NSW since 2015. This accessible guide presents a thorough analysis of how the play responds to theme of Discovery set for study. It contains relevant and accessibly-written explanations about Gow's intellectual, literary, and artistic context. Each act is analysed in accessible language, and there is a summary box at the beginning which shows at a glance what the 'discovery' in each act is and what language and dramatic techniques are used.
There is also a bonus essay written to a past HSC exam question, which uses Robert Cormier's short story 'The Moustache' as the related text.