THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
FROM THE AUTHOR OF RULES OF CIVILITY AND A GENTLEMAN IN MOSCOW
'Deserves a place alongside Kerouac, Steinbeck and Wolfe as the very best of the genre' OBSERVER
'An absolute beauty of a book. As soon as I finished it, I wanted to read it again' TANA FRENCH
'Welcome to the enormous pleasure that is The Lincoln Highway . . . in which the miles fly by and the pages turn fast' ANN PATCHETT
In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett returns home to his younger brother Billy after serving fifteen months in a juvenile facility for involuntary manslaughter. They are getting ready to leave their old life behind and head out to sunny California.
But they're not alone. Two runaways from the youth work farm, Duchess and Wolly, have followed Emmett all the way to Nebraska with a plan of their own, one that will take the four of them on an unexpected and fateful journey in the opposite direction - to New York City.
'Already feels like an American coming of age classic' RED
'The best novel I've read in years' CHRIS CLEAVE
'Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youth' THE NEW YORK TIMES
Finely observed and beautifully written. Amor Towles is that rare combination of writer and storyteller.Wise and wildly entertaining . . . permeated with light, wit, youthA big hearted adventure told with brioMagnificent . . . Towles is a supreme storyteller, and this one-of-a-kind kind of novel isn't to be missedAmor Towles's third novel is fantastic!...Wise, witty and entirely wonderful, this is a superlative slice of storytellingA delight from beginning to endWith exquisitely drawn characters, beautiful writing and a real sense of moral integrity, The Lincoln Highway already feels like an American coming of age classic to sit alongside The Catcher In The Rye and To Kill A MockingbirdCRAMMED full of emotion, madcap escapades and hugely endearing characters, Towles' outstanding third novel criss-crosses 1950s America as three wayward young men, and one sweet kid brother, go in search of fresh starts and family fortunes. Damaged by their pasts and heading into uncertain futures, their unruly ten-day odyssey is a beautiful, bittersweet adventureTowles's myth-making, masterful storytelling is no humane, uplifting and compelling that I didn't want the journey to endThis deeply enjoyable read cements Towles' reputation as one of the best of today's historical novelists'[A] gorgeously crafted novel'A sweet, charming and wonderfully astute take on humanity and its foibles, this is gorgeous storytellingThe Lincoln Highway is a joyride...[a] delightful tour de force .. There's so much to enjoy in this generous novel packed with fantastic charactersFollowing the runaway success of A Gentleman in Moscow, Amor Towles returns with his third major novel, and we're pleased to say it's another stunner... A gem of a book[The Lincoln Highway] is reason to rejoice for Towles's millions of fans, who made his first two novels, Rules of Civility and A Gentleman in Moscow, runaway international bestsellersTowles' third novel is even more entertaining than his much-acclaimed A Gentleman in Moscow (2016)... A remarkable blend of sweetness and doom, Towles' novel is packed with revelations about the American myth, the art of storytelling, and the unrelenting pull of history. An exhilarating ride through Americana."[The] notion of American openness, of ever-fractalizing free will, coming up against the fickle realities of fate is the tension that powers Towles' exciting, entertaining [...] picaresque . . . Stories can bring us back to ourselves, Towles seems to say, if only we are open to receiving their power . . . Anyone who follows The Lincoln Highway will relish the tripAn enthralling odysseyAbsorbingA wild ride through AmericanaHistory [and] adventure collide in The Lincoln Highway . . . The pace is fast and writing concise, making it a digestible read whether in bed or at a loud coffee shopMagnificent . . . Towles is a supreme storyteller, and this one-of-a-kind kind of novel isn't to be missed[A] playfully thought-provoking novel . . . [Towles] juggles the pieces of his plot deftly, shifting from voice to voice, skirting sentimentality and quirkiness with a touch of wistful regret, and leading up to an ending that is bound to provoke discussionA new author to me- but I'll be reading Amor's A Gentlemen in Moscow, as I was blown away by this... A heartfelt read, one that makes me think of coming of age film Stand By MeA natural storyteller, Towles keeps the plot ticking over nicely in a solid holiday listen destined for the big screenA perfect paperbackA book to lose yourself in