End of the Road

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iUniverse, Jan 17, 2001 - Fiction - 220 pages
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End of the Road is a novel drawing from an unpublished manuscript by a 110-year-old man in the year 2050 about his trip around the country in a $200-car in 1995. A group of graduate students in 2050 interview him in his assisted-living apartment for their video oral-history thesis project. The story shifts back and forth between the trip in 1995 and the interviews in 2050. The old man's quaint philosophies and his connection with the past intrigue the students. As the theis project progresses, the old man becomes more than a mere interview subject. As the young people gain a perspective on their past, the old man reconnects with the present. Readers may additionally find looking back at our turn-of-the-century road and automobile culture from a viewpoint of young people living in the year 2050 a delightful experience in itself.


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