Slow Road to San Francisco: Across the USA from Ocean to Ocean (Paperback)

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Slow Road to San Francisco: Across the USA from Ocean to Ocean (Paperback)

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A candid, humorous and perceptive eye on America, with a new introduction covering the Presidential election

Forty-six days, thirteen states, 3000 miles.

Documenting the author's solo coast-to-coast road-trip across America, David Reynolds's Slow Road to San Francisco is an absolute joy. An entertaining blend of observation and commentary delivered with a luminous lightness of touch.

From Ocean City, Maryland to San Francisco, Reynolds traverses the back roads and small towns of the USA, taking the pulse of Trump’s America as he goes. With remarkable candor and insight, not to mention a humorous and sometimes skeptical eye, he observes the States today. As he moseys from east to west, driving slowly, stopping frequently he meets Trump’s countrymen and women – white, black, Hispanic, Asian, native American; Christian, Muslim, atheist, Mormon, Mennonite; rich, middling, poor. They talk about everything from slavery and Indian reservations to Butch Cassidy, and Marilyn Monroe. Everyone has something to say about Donald Trump, whether they love him or hate him.
David Reynolds was one of the original founders of Bloomsbury Publishing where he was Deputy MD and Editorial Director. He is the author of Swan River (shortlisted for the Pen/Ackerley Prize for literary autobiography) and Slow Road to Brownsville, published to great reviews.
Product Details ISBN: 9781838340162
ISBN-10: 1838340165
Publisher: Muswell Press
Publication Date: May 1st, 2022
Pages: 320
Language: English
‘What a book! What a joy of a book, plunging you straight away into the very body, bosom and blood of America.. it makes me cry with pleasure, enfolding me, as it does, with the sheer magic of being able to be back on the road in America'. The Oldie Magazine

'More than just a road-trip, this is a beautifully observed portrait of the most powerful nation on earth ... David Reynolds is an astute observer and a careful listener, who writes like a dream’ Mick Brown

'Seldom have I read a travel book that so perfectly captures the essence of somewhere I have never been-a 46 day jaunt passing through 13 States and covering some 3000 miles. Never a dull moment with lots of gentle humour. David Allan, Country Music People

‘Reynolds is the perfect man for the route’ Observer ‘A writer of calm, quiet brilliance’ Daily Express

‘What a book! What a joy of a book, plunging you straight away into the very body, bosom and blood of America' The Oldie

"Seldom have I read a travel book that so perfectly captures the essence of somewhere I have never been-a 46 day jaunt passing through 13 States and covering some 3000 miles. Never a dull moment with lots of gentle humour." Country Music People

More than just a road-trip, this is a beautifully observed portrait of the most powerful nation on earth ... David Reynolds is an astute observer and a careful listener, who writes like a dream’ Mick Brown