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Rolling Nowhere: Riding the Rails with America's Hoboes (Vintage Departures)

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In Ted Conover's first book, now back in print, he enters a segment of humanity outside society and reports back on a world few of us would chose to enter but about which we are all curious.

Hoboes fascinated Conover, but he had only encountered them in literature and folksongs. So, he decided to take a year off and ride the rails. Equipped with rummage-store clothing, a bedroll, and a few other belongings, he hops a freight train in St. Louis, becoming a tramp in order to discover their peculiar culture. The men and women he meets along the way are by turns generous and mistrusting, resourceful and desperate, philosophical and profoundly cynical. And the narrative he creates of his travels with them is unforgettable and moving.

About the Author

Ted Conover is the author most recently of the National Book Critics Circle Award Nominee Newjack: Guarding Sing Sing. He lives in New York City.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375727863
Author:
Conover, Ted
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Minority Studies
Subject:
Essays & Travelogues
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Railroads - General
Subject:
Tramps
Subject:
Anthropologists
Subject:
Minority Studies - General
Subject:
Anthropologists -- United States.
Subject:
Conover, Ted
Subject:
General Travel
Subject:
Travel Writing-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage Departures
Series Volume:
#22
Publication Date:
20010931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8 x 5.15 x 0.62 in 0.5 lb

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History and Social Science » Americana » General
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