The Travelers (Paperback)
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Longlisted for the Orwell Prize for Political Fiction 2020

As America recovers from the Second World War, two families' journeys begin.

James Vincent, born in 1942 to an Irish-American family, escapes his parents' turbulent marriage and attends law school in New York, where he moves up the social ladder as a prosperous and bright attorney.

Meanwhile, Agnes Miller, a beautiful black woman on date with a handsome suitor, is pulled over by the police on a rural road in Georgia. The terrible moments that follow make her question her future and pivot her into a hasty marriage and new life in the Bronx.

Illuminating more than six decades of sweeping change - from the struggle for civil rights and the chaos of Vietnam to Obama's first year as President - James and Agnes's families will come together in unexpected, intimate and profoundly human ways.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781784708863
Number of pages: 320
Weight: 256 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'The Travelers is a rare debut that heralds what should be a long and promising career.' - The Times Literary Supplement 

'An astoundingly audacious debut.' - Oprah Magazine 

'Regina Porter's sprawling, sparkling debut novel... is an exhilarating ride. Porter is a wickedly astute chronicler of human foibles. In her hands, this series of glimpses feels something like life itself.' - The Guardian 

'Spanning six decades and three continents...[The Travelers] is held together by an elegant web of connections... Porter has a striking habit of telescoping time to chart individual trajectories... The often breathtaking immediacy and assurance of Porter's prose carries you through.' - The Daily Mail 

'If you're looking for a poetic, spare, sometimes funny tale of ordinary people pining for meaningful connections - or if you're someone who wishes Raymond Carver had published a novel - you have arrived.' - The New York Times

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“Time to travel...”

A book that follows different family members. Simply put, I thought it was well documented and written with care. Mixing humour and poignancy. Dealing with complex themes and multiple layers. Drawing inspiration from... More

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“A thought provoking & daring debut.”

‘The Travellers’ spans through five decades telling the story of two families, one black & one white, over the years channelling various present-day themes such as race, politics & love relating how the past... More

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“Rather unique”

My first impression was that this was going to be a challenging read and to a certain extent, it was but do stick with it. It read like a series of short stories, the same event frequently being observed by more than... More

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