On The Holloway Road

On The Holloway Road

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Unmotivated and dormant, Jack is drawn into the rampant whirlwind of Neil Blake, who he meets one windy night on the Holloway Road. Inspired by Jack Kerouac's famous road novel, the two young men climb aboard Jack's Figaro and embark on a similar search for freedom and meaning in modern-day Britain. Pulled along in Neil's careering path, taking them from the pubs of London's Holloway Road to the fringes of the Outer Hebrides, Jack begins to ask questions of himself, his friend and what there is in life to grasp. Spiting speed cameras and CCTV, motorway riots and island detours, will their path lead to new meaning or ultimate destruction?
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Product details

  • Paperback | 208 pages
  • 130 x 198 x 15.24mm | 144g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1906558086
  • 9781906558086
  • 1,369,034

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Blackman's wonderful book is a modern-day road trip filled with quirky characters and locations. He writes beautifully, making the mundane extraordinary and the everyday fascinating.-- "Sam Mills"
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About Andrew Blackman

Andrew Blackman has worked as a staff reporter for the Wall Street Journal. His work has also been published in the Cincinnati Post, Monthly Review, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Seattle Times, Tampa Tribune, Toronto's Globe and Mail, Post Road, and in books by Twenty Stories Publishing, Greenacre Writers, and Leaf Books, and he won the 2004 Daniel Singer essay prize. Andrew has a degree in modern history from Oxford University and a Master's in journalism from Columbia University.
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55 ratings
3.89 out of 5 stars
5 27% (15)
4 44% (24)
3 22% (12)
2 5% (3)
1 2% (1)
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