Only Revolutions

Only Revolutions

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From Mark Z Danielewski, author of the cult bestseller House of Leaves, comes the astonishing Only Revolutions, a shoot-from-the-hip American road novel about Sam and Hailey - two wayward and wild kids who magically career across the American mainland and from the Civil Rights Movement to the Iraq War and beyond.

Powered by an ever-evolving fleet of cars, these two teenagers never age and never stop. They crash parties in New Orleans, barrel up the Mississippi, and blast through the Badlands, cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself.

And where this journey takes them is what sets the pages, even the actual book, turning. Alternating between Hailey and Sam, this kaleidoscopic novel spins the strangest, most gripping and lyrical love story published in more than a generation.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 135 x 225 x 27mm | 478g
  • Random House USA Inc
  • Doubleday & Co Inc.
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Trade Paperbacks
  • 0385611390
  • 9780385611398
  • 560,288

About Mark Z. Danielewski

Mark Z Danielewski lives in Los Angeles. He is the author of House of Leaves.
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Review Text

"Superbly inventive . . . a rare debut: genuinely exciting."
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Back cover copy

They were with us before Romeo & Juliet. And long after too. Because they're forever around. Or so both claim, carolling gleefully:

We're allways sixteen

Sam & Hailey, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Model T to Lincoln Continental, career from the Civil War to the cold War, barrelling down through the Appalachians, up the Mississippi River, across the Badlands, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself.

By turns beguiling and gripping, finally worldwrecking, Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever published before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other.
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Rating details

4,766 ratings
3.2 out of 5 stars
5 20% (936)
4 24% (1,124)
3 27% (1,264)
2 18% (845)
1 13% (597)
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