In America: Travels with John Steinbeck (Paperback)
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In America: Travels with John Steinbeck (Paperback)

(author), (translator)
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Paperback 560 Pages / Published: 19/11/2015
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In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans.The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books. Half a century on, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck's home. Mile after mile, as he retraces Steinbeck's footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest and stumbles across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, Mak searches for the roots of America and what remains of the world Steinbeck describes. How has America changed in the last fifty years; what remains of the American dream; and what do Europe and America now have in common?

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099578734
Number of pages: 560
Weight: 383 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 35 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Where Steinbeck generally avoided the hubbub of big cities, Mak balances descriptions of the rural plains and towns that symbolize the country's early origins with fascinating sections on urban growth and decay... An ambitious and enjoyable take on America's story" * Times Literary Supplement *
"Rambling, thoughtful, often funny... Wonderful" * Guardian *
"[A] smart, deep-rooted state of the nation report from Main Street, USA" * The Times *
"Perfect for armchair travellers" * Choice Magazine *
"The lyrical story of two journeys interwoven with a broad history and witty observations about the changes of place and people over the past 50 years" -- Julia Richardson * Daily Mail *

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