If you are looking for a book that is the love-child of “On the Road” and “Huckleberry Finn” with a smidgeon of euthanasia thrown in, look no further. This is the book for you.
It is a road trip, in which a motley band of fugitives head down the Mississippi Valley towards Coffeeville for a tryst with destiny. It is also a story about the last 60 years of US history. There are brief encounters with Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. There are glimpses of the icons of the period – Elvis Presley, Martin Luther King and Hershey bars. There is that glorious moment when the Freedom Riders get on buses to desegregate the South. And we are given a hint of what awaits baby boomers as they get old.
The story begins with the reader meeting three ex-students from Duke University. There…
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