The Lincoln Highway by Amor Towles


'Deserves a place alongside Kerouac, Steinbeck and Wolfe as the very best of the genre' 

'An absolute beauty of a book. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again' TANA FRENCH

'Welcome to the enormous pleasure that is The Lincoln Highway . . . in which the miles fly by and the pages turn fast' ANN PATCHETT

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett returns home to his younger brother Billy after serving fifteen months in a juvenile facility for involuntary manslaughter. They are getting ready to leave their old life behind and head out to sunny California.

But they're not alone. Two runaways from the youth work farm, Duchess and Wolly, have followed Emmett all the way to Nebraska with a plan of their own, one that will take the four of them on an unexpected and fateful journey in the opposite direction - to New York City.

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[A] novel that is as much about the literary history of the American road as it is about the journey itself, and deserves a place alongside Kerouac, Steinbeck and Wolfe as the very best of the genre ― Observer

The best novel I've read in years. Epic and original, mesmeric and life-affirming, in
 The Lincoln Highway Amor Towles takes his unmatched gift for storytelling and puts it on the road. Every beautiful paragraph takes the reader a mile further into a world where our choices matter, where life surprises us, and where people are worth the trouble. This is one of those rare and special books that drive us home to ourselves -- Chris Cleave

An absolute beauty of a book. Every character is a gem, the many locations spring to vivid life, the book is an intricate and moving exploration of journeys and the infinite unexpected turns they can take - and somehow Towles makes it all seem effortless. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again. -- Tana French

Welcome to the enormous pleasure that is The Lincoln Highway, a big book of camaraderie and adventure in which the miles fly by and the pages turn fast. Set over the course of ten riveting days, the story of these four boys unfolds, refolds, tears, and is taped back together. When you aren't actually reading the book, you'll be worrying about the characters, so you might as well stay in your chair and keep reading -- Ann Patchett

Finely observed and beautifully written. Amor Towles is that rare combination of writer and storyteller.

-- Jeffrey Archer

Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth ― The New York Times Book Review

A big hearted adventure told with brio ― 
Mail on Sunday

Magnificent . . . Towles is a supreme storyteller, and this one-of-a-kind kind of novel isn't to be missed ― Publishers Weekly

Amor Towles's third novel is fantastic!...Wise, witty and entirely wonderful, this is a 
superlative slice of storytelling ― Daily Mail

A delight from beginning to end ― Good Housekeeping

With exquisitely drawn characters, beautiful writing and a real sense of moral integrity,
The Lincoln Highway already feels like an American coming of age classic to sit alongside The Catcher In The Rye and To Kill A Mockingbird ― Red

CRAMMED full of emotion, madcap escapades and hugely endearing characters, Towles' outstanding third novel criss-crosses 1950s America as three wayward young men, and one sweet kid brother, go in search of fresh starts and family fortunes. Damaged by their pasts and heading into uncertain futures, their unruly ten-day odyssey is 
a beautiful, bittersweet adventure ― Daily Mail

Product details

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Penguin (Cornerstone) (7 July 2022); Penguin
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 592 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1529157641
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1529157642
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 408 g
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 12.9 x 3.5 x 19.8 cm
  • Country of Origin ‏ : ‎ United Kingdom

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