The Drive

The Drive

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A single call from his Czech girlfriend catapults Trevor into a serious crisis. Desperate to get his mojo back, he blazes down Highway 99 in a rented Dodge Neon. But soon his journey to California is fraught with peril, and all he has for protection are a semi-automatic pistol, his trusty plastic visor and a flea-ridden cat. As the drugs and the heartbreak kick in, the question is no longer whether Trevor will get over his girlfriend's infidelity, but whether he'll get out alive.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 33.02mm | 430.91g
  • Brighton, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1908434317
  • 9781908434319
  • 1,094,828

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'A road novel like no other I've read. Trevor's journey into the American north-west and his own wounded ego is magical, hilarious, dark and crazy.' - Matthew Francis 'Perfectly paced and often hilarious...Trevor is one of the most convincingly confused and yet undeniably honest narrators I have ever read...Keevil's prose is blisteringly honest and, despite the novels length, spare. This is an epic journey by anyone's standards but the short chapters, snappy dialogue and pure and simple crazy situations keep you firmly gripped to the back seat.' - We Love This Book 'Equal parts Hunter S. Thompson and Homer, the book alternates between Trevor's insane picaresque Odyssey and flashbacks to the birth and growth of the passionate love he's so desperate to forget...his journey into the American West is hilarious, his journey into himself revelatory, and you'll be glad to have gone along with him for the ride.' - Waterstones 'Trevor's journey, as with book itself, is best relished by simply settling back and enjoying the ride.' - Litro
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About Tyler Keevil

Tyler Keevil grew up in Vancouver, Canada, and now lives in Mid Wales. His first novel Fireball won the Wales Book of the Year People's Prize and was shortlisted for the Guardian's Not the Booker prize. His short fiction has appeared in a wide range of magazines and anthologies.
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Rating details

61 ratings
4.01 out of 5 stars
5 39% (24)
4 31% (19)
3 23% (14)
2 5% (3)
1 2% (1)
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