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"Influences like Jack Kerouac" BISMARCK TRIBUNE
"In the tradition of dustbowl balladeers like Woody Guthrie and writers like John Steinbeck" SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE
A coming of age classic and an action adventure thriller... A young man pawns his possessions, purchases a used motorcycle, changes his name, and attempts to create a new life for himself in an indefinite, forty-eight state adventure.
In the custom of traveler novels like ON THE ROAD, and teen & young adult books like ASEPARATE PIECE, Landfair delivers a novel on par with the best action and adventure fiction books.
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With no itinerary and no plan for return, an embellishing opportunist pawns his possessions, buys a used motorcycle and sets out to create a better life on the roads of America.Weaving through all corners of the country for five years, the affable hustler takes innumerable jobs in myriad towns, witnessing and experiencing countless lives. Joining the work crew of a traveling carnival, he discovers both a stage name and a career -- telling the stories of all the people he met on the road, but telling them as his own.
Given a rare opportunity to debut in the national spotlight, the fantastically reinvented hero attempts to recall the candid truth behind his own heavily embellished, self-aggrandized, larger-than-life persona. Desperate to discover his own identity, he attempts to flee the life he created only to become a suspected con-man, a fugitive, and the subject of a nationwide manhunt. Accompanied by a young runaway and a disillusioned war veteran, the elusive protagonist attempts a 48-state search for the truth that might set him free.
You are only as big as the dream you dare to live.
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Book Description Harbinger Book Group, 2015. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P111940500001
Book Description Harbinger Book Group, 2015. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1940500001