No Such Thing as a Free Ride?: A Collection of Hitchhiking Tales, North American Edition by Tom & Simon Sykes
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In this entertaining volume, filmmakers, politicians, stand-up comedians, poets, and journalists all come together through the shared experience of hitching a ride. You'll find Governor General Award-winner Margaret Avison and American sci-fi novelist Piers Anthony rubbing shoulders with Blag Dahlia and Ben Bachelder. You'll read of Jello Biafra's encounter with shoe-eating cows, Alan Dean Foster's ride on a whale shark, and Kage Baker's hilarious account of actors broken down on Interstate 5.
Throughout the '60s and '70s - the heyday of hitchhiking - this form of travel was a key means of transportation. Today, people continue to hitchhike all over the world. Money never changes hands, but all manner of social transactions take place. Funny, sad, nostalgic, sometimes scary, these travelers' tales will open your eyes and take you back - or forward. Just when you think you've heard it all, turn the page. You'll discover you haven't!
About the Author
Simon and Tom Sykes are a father and son team from Hampshire, England. Simon is an accomplished writer of novels, plays, screenplays, and articles for newspapers and magazines. Tom Sykes is a writer of fiction, editor and columnist whose novella The Blank Space is due out later in 2008. This North American editon of No Such Thing as a Free Ride follows on the heels of their popular British edition, which was serialized in the London Times and named Travel Book of the Month by the London Observer.
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- Paperback: 264 pages
- Publisher: Goose Lane Editions (May 23, 2008)
- ISBN-10: 0864925050
- ISBN-13: 978-0864925053
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