All That Road Going: A Novel

All That Road Going: A Novel

By: A. G. Mojtabai (author)Hardback

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In the middle of the night, somewhere in Oklahoma - or is it Missouri? - a bus hurtles down an anonymous American highway. Its passengers, among them two children traveling on their own, a retired salesman, an unwed teenage mother, an unemployed chemist, and the driver who ferries and broods over all of them, are in the middle of their journeys. Soon, two of the passengers will be lost, and then the bus itself will lose its way.The open road and, before that, the open frontier have long been part of the American romance, cherished features of the nation's traditional vision of itself. In her latest novel, A. G. Mojtabai stands this tradition on its head. Instead of the expansive thrust into unknown territory, the camaraderie of the open road, adventure, and the joys of vagabondage, we witness constriction, isolation, and fear. Instead of freedom, we find people fleeing from coast to coast in search of home and the ever-beckoning, ever-retreating promise of a better life. Richly drawn, evocative, and thought-provoking, "All That Road Going" is a challenging new departure from the road novel canon.

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About Author

A. G. Mojtabai is the author of eight books, including Called Out, Ordinary Time, and Soon: Tales from Hospice. She lives in Amarillo, Texas.

Product Details

  • publication date: 15/06/2008
  • ISBN13: 9780810152007
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 182
  • ID: 9780810152007
  • weight: 395
  • ISBN10: 0810152002

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