The Mammoth Book of Tales From the RoadBook - 2003
Combining classic stories with never-before-published work, The Mammoth Book of Tales from the Road travels along exotic as well as familiar pathways, covering territory from the erotic and romantic, to the chilling, adventurous, and humorous. From trails carved through dense jungle to six-lane superhighways, these travelers' tales comprise cops and robbers barrelling down mean streets, summer roadtrip vacations gone wildly wrong, sentimental journeys made in hope and despair, wandering wise men, and post-apocalyptic road warriors. Created by master anthologist Maxim Jakubowski, this Mammoth collection features a mixture of legendary road stories plus a selection of brand-new, especially commissioned pieces. Includes excerpts from classics such as Kerouac's On the Road, Steinbeck's Travels with Charley, and James Ellroy's Killer on the Road. There are also complete reprints of favorite stories such as John Hughes's "Vacation '58" and hidden gems by the likes of Ed McBain, Hunter S. Thompson, William S. Burroughs, Brian W. Aldiss, J. G. Ballard, Lee Child, and Michael Dibden. The Mammoth Book of Tales from the Road also picks up new works from contemporary authors such as Alex Garland, Thomas S. Roche, Matt Thorne, Stella Duffy, and many others.
Alternative Title: Tales from the road
Publisher: New York : Carroll & Graf, 2003, c2002.
Edition: 1st Carroll & Graf ed.
Branch Call Number: 823.0080355
Characteristics: xii, 499 p. ; 20 cm.
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