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The last great road bum

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"In The Last Great Road Bum, Héctor Tobar turns the peripatetic true story of a naive son of Urbana, Illinois, who died fighting with guerrillas in El Salvador into the great American novel for our times. 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."--provided by publisher.

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Dansville Public Library FIC TOB (Text)
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52117300602108
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Livonia Public Library FIC TOB (Text)
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52140300593614
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Macedon Public Library FIC TOB (Text)
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52121300666436
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Newark Public Library FIC TOB (Text)
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52125300895770
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52150300564770
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1001 . ‡aTobar, Héctor, ‡d1963- ‡eauthor.
24514. ‡aThe last great road bum / ‡cHéctor Tobar.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bMCD/Farrar, Straus and Giroux, ‡c2020.
264 4. ‡c©2020
300 . ‡axii, 396 pages : ‡billustrations ; ‡c24 cm
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338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡aMaps on endpages.
520 . ‡a"In The Last Great Road Bum, Héctor Tobar turns the peripatetic true story of a naive son of Urbana, Illinois, who died fighting with guerrillas in El Salvador into the great American novel for our times. 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."--provided by publisher.
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650 0. ‡aWayfaring life ‡zEl Salvador ‡vFiction.
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655 7. ‡aAction and adventure fiction. ‡2lcgft
655 7. ‡aRoad fiction. ‡2lcgft
655 7. ‡aHistorical fiction. ‡2lcgft
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