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The Resource All that road going : a novel, A.G. Mojtabai

All that road going : a novel, A.G. Mojtabai

Label
All that road going : a novel
Title
All that road going
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
A.G. Mojtabai
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the middle of the night, somewhere in Oklahoma--or is it Missouri?--a bus hurtles down an anonymous American highway. Its passengers, among them two children traveling on their own, a retired salesman, an unwed teenage mother, an unemployed chemist, and the driver who ferries and broods over all of them, are in the middle of their journeys. Soon, two of the passengers will be lost, and then the bus itself will lose its way. The open road and, before that, the open frontier have long been part of the American romance, cherished features of the nation's traditional vision of itself. In her latest novel, A.G. Mojtabai stands this tradition on its head. Instead of the expansive thrust into unknown territory, the camaraderie of the open road, adventure, and the joys of vagabondage, we witness constriction, isolation, and fear. Instead of freedom, we find people fleeing from coast to coast in search of home and the ever-beckoning, ever-retreating promise of a better life. Richly drawn, evocative, and thought-provoking, 'All That Road Going' is a challenging new departure from the road novel canon."--Publisher description
Summary
As a bus makes its way westward along an anonymous American highway, its driver and passengers deal with isolation, fear, and construction as they make their individual journeys toward the unknown and the illusive promise of a better life
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
273556
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
Dewey number
813.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O374
LC item number
A58 2008
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
All that road going : a novel, A.G. Mojtabai
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn181142583
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780810152007
Lccn
2007050454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)181142583
Label
All that road going : a novel, A.G. Mojtabai
Link
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn181142583
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
196 pages
Isbn
9780810152007
Lccn
2007050454
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)181142583

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