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Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow

My American Hitchhiking Odyssey
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A Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow: My American Hitchhiking Odyssey by Tim Brookes
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"I first saw America on July 1, 1973. I flew over on a charter flight full of students...all of us drawn toward America like dazzled, half-blind moths, seduced by a vast poster...of a Greyhound bus whose destination board bore a single word that encompassed the infinite adventure of America, its wild past, its endless plains, its mystery: BUFFALO." So he was hooked from the very start. By the end of that fateful summer, young British expatriate Tim Brookes had hitchhiked to California and Vancouver, back across Canada and down to New York. Now, twenty five years later, he's back on the road. But he's got a lot more on his mind these days. Artfully weaving between past and present, Brookes considers exactly why the proverbial road trip, once a crucial part of American youth education, seems to have all but disappeared, superceded by more expensive and less uncertain kinds of travel. Joining a venerable literary tradition that includes Huck Finn, Steinbeck's beloved Charlie, and Kerouac, Brookes's hilarious and strangely moving "A Hell of a Place to Lose a Cow" is a brilliant enquiry into America's peculiar relationship with the open road.
Release date NZ
September 27th, 2001
Author
Audience
  • General (US: Trade)
Country of Publication
United States
Edition
New edition
Illustrations
colour illustrations
Imprint
National Geographic Books
Pages
328
Dimensions
229x152x18
ISBN-13
9780792277293
Product ID
1637532

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