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The Road Narrows As You Go Hardcover – Sep 16 2014

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  • Hardcover: 512 pages
  • Publisher: Hamish Hamilton (Sept. 16 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0670069892
  • ISBN-13: 978-0670069897
  • Product Dimensions: 16.3 x 3.8 x 23.5 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 762 g
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #490,327 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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“Put Kavalier & Clay to one side, and Crumb, and Calvin & Hobbes. . . Henderson has contributed his own, outsized, rambunctious myth to the annals of comics, and of our literature.” - Globe and Mail

“With this novel, Lee Henderson gives us the 1980s, and so much more: creative spark, ambition, sex, and the darker pulls of history, time, and death. Henderson is inventive, playful, and deeply serious, and this ambitious novel includes all his gifts.” - Meg Wolitzer, author of The Interestings

“Lee Henderson fashions a boisterous, romantically dirty, and cannibalistic universe in which one of the great American art forms (the newspaper comic strip) and one of the most controversial American presidents (Ronald Reagan) are swirled together to create a brand new Peter Pan story about capitalism, art, selling out, and the darkness of growing up. It’s a wild, surprising, and heartbreaking adventure.” - Sheila Heti, author of How Should a Person Be?

About the Author

Lee Henderson is the award-winning author of The Broken Record Technique and The Man Game. His writing appears in the PEN Canada anthology Finding the Words and the speculative fiction anthology Darwin’s Bastards. For a decade he has written about contemporary Canadian artists for Border Crossings magazine. He has exhibited artwork in Vancouver, Toronto, and elsewhere, and curated shows of contemporary art and experimental music, including the inaugural selection for Hamish Hamilton Canada’s online gallery, The Looking Glass. He has led workshops for UBC and the Summer Literary Seminar and mentored at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and he currently teaches creative writing at the University of Victoria. His new novel, The Road Narrows As You Go, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in September 2014.

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