The Lincoln Highway
ISBN: 0735222355
EAN13: 9780735222359
Language: English
Release Date: Oct 5, 2021
Pages: 416
Weight: 1.25 lbs.
Format: Hardcover
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Book Overview

The bestselling author of A Gentleman in Moscow and Rules of Civility and master of absorbing, sophisticated fiction returns with a stylish and propulsive novel set in 1950s America

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. His mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett's intention is to pick up his eight-year-old brother, Billy, and head to California where they can start their lives anew. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have hidden themselves in the trunk of the warden's car. Together, they have hatched an altogether different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take them all on a fateful journey in the opposite direction--to the City of New York.

Spanning just ten days and told from multiple points of view, Towles's third novel will satisfy fans of his multi-layered literary styling while providing them an array of new and richly imagined settings, characters, and themes.

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   Did not enjoy what I read
I started but was not motivated to finish the book. I found the characters uninteresting and the writing did not impress me. Many of my friends, however, gave it high ratings. I much preferred Gentleman from Moscow.
 
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