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Author Tobar, Héctor, 1963- author.

Title The last great road bum / Héctor Tobar.

Publication Info. New York : MCD, Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2020.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Casa Verdugo Library Fiction  New Shelf  TOBAR,HEC    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xii, 396 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (color) ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note Maps on endpages.
Summary "Joe Sanderson died in pursuit of a life worth writing about. He was, in his words, a 'road bum,' an adventurer and a storyteller, belonging to no place, people, or set of ideas. He was born into a childhood of middle-class contentment in Urbana, Illinois and died fighting with guerillas in Central America. With these facts, novelist and journalist Héctor Tobar set out to write what would become The Last Great Road Bum. A decade ago, Tobar came into possession of the personal writings of the late Joe Sanderson, which chart Sanderson's freewheeling course across the known world, from Illinois to Jamaica, to Vietnam, to Nigeria, to El Salvador - a life determinedly an adventure, ending in unlikely, anonymous heroism."--Provided by publisher.
Contents Some introductory remarks from the author -- A statement from Our Protagonist.
Subject Sanderson, Joe -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Wayfaring life -- United States -- Fiction.
Wayfaring life -- El Salvador -- Fiction.
Wayfaring life -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Action and adventure fiction.
Road fiction.
ISBN 9780374183424 hardcover
0374183422 hardcover
Standard No. 40030096592

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