Breakfast at the Exit Cafe: Travels Through America -by Wayne Grady and Merilyn Simonds (signed by both)

By: Grady, Wayne and Merilyn Simonds (signed by both)

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Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)


-----------hardcover, a Near Fine copy in a Near Fine dustjacket, 316 pages, signed without inscription by both authors, ---"Put two writers in a car for a couple of months and what do you get? Breakfast at the Exit Café, the story of a trip around the rim of America, against the tide of history and literature, on roads travelled by Steinbeck, Kerouac, Trollope, and Simone de Beauvoir. ---Part travelogue, part exploration-a road trip into the reality behind the cultural myth that is America. --Breakfast at the Exit Cafe begins as a personal story-told in alternating voices by two travellers and writers-of a journey by car from British Columbia around the rim of the United States. It soon becomes a journey of exploration. For Grady, whose forebears were slaves who came to Canada in the 1880s, this is a journey through fear, racism, and violence into his own family roots. For Simonds, who grew up a lonely Canadian in the American School of Campinas, Brazil, it is a journey into the heart of the ex-pat promised land, the nation of the American Dream. --As Grady and Simonds travel back through American history, they encounter the splendours of the Mojave Desert, the Grand Canyon, the Mississippi River, and the bayous of Louisiana and the Outer Banks, and they experience the impact of geography on culture and of culture on the landscape. Although they are observing America from the outside, they also strangely feel at home. The Americans they meet illuminate a country dissolving in the grip of the Bush administration's final years and inspire them to reassess their-and our-assumptions about that powerful and complex country"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photo

Title: Breakfast at the Exit Cafe: Travels Through America -by Wayne Grady and Merilyn Simonds (signed by both)

Author Name: Grady, Wayne and Merilyn Simonds (signed by both)

Illustrator: Photo Cover

Categories: Non Fiction,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Vancouver, British Columbia / Toronto, Ontario, Vancouver, BC / Toronto, ON: Greystone Press, 2010, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2010

ISBN Number: 1553655222

ISBN Number 13: 9781553655220

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Jacket Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 152377

Keywords: Grady, Wayne and Merilyn Simonds (signed by both)