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Blue Highways: A Journey into America

Blue Highways: A Journey into America
Author: William Least Heat Moon
ISBN 13: 9780316353298
ISBN 10: 316353299
Edition: 1st Back Bay pbk. ed
Publisher: Back Bay Books
Publication Date: 1999-10-19
Format: Paperback
Pages: 448
List Price: $16.00

William Least Heat-Moon's journey into America began with little more than the need to put home behind him. At a turning point in his life, he packed up a van he called Ghost Dancing and escaped out of himself and into the country. The people and the places he discovered on his roundabout 13,000-mile trip down the back roads ("blue highways") and through small, forgotten towns are unexpected, sometimes mysterious, and full of the spark and wonder of ordinary life. Robert Penn Warren said, "He has a genius for finding people who have not even found themselves." The power of Heat-Moon's writing and his delight in the overlooked and the unexamined capture a sense of our national destiny, the true American experience.

Chicago Sun-Times

"Better than Kerouac." --Chicago Sun-Times