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Book Title: Road Stories|
Date of issue: December 14th 2013
ISBN 13: 9780986069710
The author of the book: Ed Davis
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 326 KB
Edition: Wedgewood Press
Read full description of the books Road Stories:"His writing shines in descriptive passages, showing his love of travel and landscapes . . . " Publishers Weekly
In 1972, Ed Davis, like many in his generation, felt the call of the road. Unlike most, Davis rode freight trains. He caught rides on-the-fly, slept in hobo jungles and dodged railroad security across the Pacific Northwest and Canada. And like Jack Kerouac and Jack London before him, Davis wrote about what he saw.
For the next four decades, whether catching freights, trekking the Sierras, visiting an old friend in prison or attending a presidential inauguration, Davis took to the road whenever possible. Written in freight cars and truck stops, hotel lobbies and high mountain camps, "Road Stories "will take you places you've never been.
Join Davis working in an African hospital in a country on the verge of collapse. Spend a week exploring the remote paths of the Peruvian Andes. With a keen eye, he describes the seemingly mundane details of bus travel, and the feel of the warm prairie breeze blowing through an open car window at night.
Davis's travel tales resonate with readers because, as he says in the Forward, "We spend our lives on the road." Told with honesty and humor, "Road Stories" makes you want to hop a fast freight for parts unknown. Just watch out for the railroad bulls.
Read information about the authorEd Davis began his writing career forty years ago, pausing in boxcars, under streetlamps and in hobo jungles to record the beats and rhythms of the road as he caught freight trains and vagabonded around the Pacific Northwest and Canada.
In the decades since, while his destinations and modes of travel may have changed, his quest to capture the essence of the traveling experience has remained true. He lives in Glen Ellen, California with his wife Jan.
His hobo novel, "River of Steel" is scheduled for release in 2018.
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