The Lincoln Highway (Hardback)
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The Lincoln Highway (Hardback)

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Hardback 592 Pages / Published: 21/10/2021
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The author of A Gentleman in Moscow pays glorious tribute to the landscape of 1950s America in this hugely entertaining road-trip undergone by a quartet of misfits in pursuit of their dreams.

Emmett returns home to pick-up his little brother Billy, tie-up his late father's estate and get out of town for good. Since leaving the Kansas youth facility where he's served time, Emmett has wanted one thing: to give them both a fresh start - and that means heading out to the sparkling west.

Young, precocious Billy has plans of his own - to get to San Francisco, where he believes their long-estranged mother is waiting for them. However, as soon as they've loaded Emmett's bright blue Studebaker with their few belongings, trouble arrives and brings its sidekick in the form of Duchess and Woolly, two runaways from the very facility Emmett just left behind him.

Insatiable Duchess and his devoted, but slow companion Woolly soon wreck Billy's plan to get onto the open road, one well-intentioned blunder at a time. Each young man sees this journey as his chance to pursue his dreams, settle scores and find riches. And a simple journey quickly becomes a dazzling odyssey filled with obstacles, villains and ruses fit only for heroes to overcome.

Bursting with life, charm and unforgettable characters, The Lincoln Highway is an extraordinary journey through 1950s America from a master storyteller.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781786332523
Number of pages: 592
Weight: 849 g
Dimensions: 240 x 160 x 48 mm


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Towles' third novel is even more entertaining than his much-acclaimed A Gentleman in Moscow (2016)... A remarkable blend of sweetness and doom, Towles' novel is packed with revelations about the American myth, the art of storytelling, and the unrelenting pull of history. An exhilarating ride through Americana.' - Kirkus starred review

Finely observed and beautifully written. Amor Towles is that rare combination of writer and storyteller.' - Jeffrey Archer

An absolute beauty of a book. Every character is a gem, the many locations spring to vivid life, the book is an intricate and moving exploration of journeys and the infinite unexpected turns they can take - and somehow Towles makes it all seem effortless. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again.' - Tana French

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“A road trip of a lifetime.”

The bestselling author of “A Gentleman in Moscow “ brings us another wonderful novel bursting with charm, style and unforgettable characters.

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“1950s US Road Trip with a difference”

A 1950s US road trip with a difference.
Having served his ‘time’, for involuntary manslaughter, 18 year old Emmet is reunited with his little brother, Billy. There is nothing for them in Nebraska; their father has... More

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“A wonderful journey”

Having read both of Amor Towels’ previous books I had high hopes for this one and it didn’t disappoint.

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