The Lincoln Highway

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In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter. With his mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett plans to pick up his eight-year-old brother Billy and head to California to start a new life. But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have stowed away in the trunk of the warden’s car. They have a very different plan for Emmett’s future, one that will take the four of them on a fateful journey in the opposite direction – to New York City.

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THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
FROM THE AUTHOR OF RULES OF CIVILITY AND A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW


‘Deserves a place alongside Kerouac, Steinbeck and Wolfe as the very best of the genre’
OBSERVER

‘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.

‘Already feels like an American coming of age classic’ RED

‘The best novel I’ve read in years’ CHRIS CLEAVE

‘Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth’ THE NEW YORK TIMES

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Weight 405 g
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 3.5 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

576

Language

English

Edition

1st paperback ed

Dewey

813.6 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K

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