Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey

Roads to Quoz: An American Mosey

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  • About a quarter century ago, a previously unknown writer named William Least Heat-Moon wrote a book called Blue Highways. Acclaimed as a classic, it was a travel book like no other. Quirky, discursive, endlessly curious, Heat-Moon had embarked on an American journey off the beaten path. Sticking to the small places via the small roads—those colored blue on maps—he uncovered a nation deep in character, story, and charm.
    Now, for the first time since Blue Highways, Heat-Moon is back on the backroads. ROADS TO QUOZ is his lyrical, funny, and touching account of a series of American journeys into small-town America.

    The Barnes & Noble Review

    William Least Heat-Moon drove his van into the landscape of American letters with Blue Highways, a layered, pensive work that spent much of 1982 and '83 on the bestseller lists. It was a latter-day book of revelations; its author took to the road with a soul tuned to the stirring of myth and parable in common lives and lost places and an ear aimed at the great roots and trees of sense made by the sound of intertwined words. In the Middle America Least Heat-Moon travels, epochs mingle: there are the fears and resentments of the far-flung Appalachian diaspora, the ways and means of a bureaucratized and overdetermined modernity, and the wild, weird, mythopoetic past of the author's own Osage forebears -- a past peopled not with romanticized versions of forest sages but with misfits, rogues, and tricksters whose world-making power rises out of an all-too-human confusion.

  • Author: Heat-Moon, William Least.
  • Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
  • Pages: 592
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Edition: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • MSRP: 27.99
  • ISBN13: 9780316110259
  • ISBN: 0316110256
  • Language: en
  • Quality Rating: 1
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