LAST GREAT ROAD BUM
LAST GREAT ROAD BUM



Joe Sanderson died in pursuit of a life worth writing about. He was, in his words, a "road bum," an adventurer and a storyteller, belonging to no place, people, or set of ideas. He was born into a childhood of middle-class contentment in Urbana, Illinois and died fighting with guerillas in Central America. With these facts, acclaimed novelist and journalist Héctor Tobar set out to write what would become The Last Great Road Bum.

A decade ago, Tobar came into possession of the personal writings of the late Joe Sanderson, which chart Sanderson's freewheeling course across the known world, from Illinois to Jamaica, to Vietnam, to Nigeria, to El Salvador―a life determinedly an adventure, ending in unlikely, anonymous heroism.

The Last Great Road Bum is the great American novel Joe Sanderson never could have written, but did truly live―a fascinating, timely hybrid of fiction and nonfiction that only a master of both like Héctor Tobar could pull off.

Title LAST GREAT ROAD BUM
Publisher MCD
Title First Published 25 August 2020
Format Hardcover
Nb of pages
ISBN-10 0374183422
ISBN-13 9780374183424
Publication Date 25 August 2020
Dimensions 6 x 9 in.
Weight 32 oz.
 


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