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Description - Riding Toward Everywhere by William T Vollmann

Arelentlessly curious, endlessly sensitive, and unequivocally adventurous examiner of human existence, William T. Vollmann now takes to the rails. In the company of experienced fellow train-hopper Steve, Vollmann trawls the secretive waters of a unique underground lifestyle--subjecting both our national romance with and skepticism about the hobo life to his finely tuned, analytical eye. Carrying on in the footloose tradition of Huckleberry Finn, he offers a moving, strikingly modern vision of the American dream, brilliantly exploring both our deeply ingrained romanticizing of "freedom" and the myriad ways we restrict the very freedoms we profess to admire.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780061256769
ISBN-10: 0061256765
Format: Paperback / softback
(203mm x 134mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Harper Perennial
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 23-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States

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