The Drive by Tyler Keevil
Winner - People's Choice Wales Book of the Year Award 2014
Winner - Writers' Trust of Canada/ McClellan and Stewart Journey Prize 2014
Silver - IPPY Award 2015
A fast-paced and hilarious contemporary odyssey, The Drive has all the adventure and surrealism of Hunter S Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - but overlaid with heartfelt yearning and hope.
"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
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.
"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
Also available as an eBook
Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Myriad Editions (15 Aug. 2013)
Size: 198mm x 130mm
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