Riding Toward Everywhere (Paperback)

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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.

Praise For…

“A writer whose books tower over the work of his contemporaries.”
-Washington Post Book World

“A monster; monster talent, ambition, and accomplishment.”
-Los Angeles Times

“Intrepid journalist and novelist William T. Vollman’s colossal body of work stands unsurpassed for its range, moral imperative, and artistry.”

“An immense literary talent.”
-New York Times

Product Details
ISBN: 9780061256769
ISBN-10: 0061256765
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publication Date: December 23rd, 2008
Pages: 206
Language: English