IN AMERICA: Travels with John Steinbeck

IN AMERICA: Travels with John Steinbeck

GEERT MAK    Book Number: 86231    Product format: Hardback

The internationally acclaimed author of The Bridge has here been translated from the Dutch by Liz Waters. In 1960, John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green pick-up truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting towns and cities from New York to New Orleans. He said to a friend: "I must see how the country looks and smells and sounds." The trip became 'Travels with Charley', one of his best-loved books. Half a century on, author Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck's home with his own wife and his satnav, Sandy. Mile after mile as he retraces Steinbeck's footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest, he sits down to eat with farmers, workers, fisherman and teachers, stumbles across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, and searches for the roots of America and what remains of the world Steinbeck describes. What he values was Steinbeck's chronicle of his time and how he expressed in words and stories exactly what people were feeling in that year 1960, when the story beings. Part biography, part cultural history over the changes of the last 50 years and reflections on what Europe and America have in common in the 21st century. A massive project. 550pp.
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ISBN 9781846557026
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