Only Revolutions

Only Revolutions

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Sam:
They were with us before Romeo & Juliet. And long after too. Because they’re forever around. Or so both claim, carolling gleefully:
We’re allways sixteen.
Sam & Hailey, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Model T to Lincoln Continental, career from the Civil War to the Cold War, barrelling down through the Appalachians, up the Mississippi River, across the Badlands, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself.
By turns beguiling and gripping, finally worldwrecking, Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever published before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other.

Hailey:
They were with us before Tristan & Isolde. And long after too. Because they’re forever around. Or so both claim, gleefully carolling:
We’re allways sixteen.
Hailey & Sam, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Shelby Mustang to Sumover Linx, careen from the Civil Rights Movement to the Iraq War, tearing down to New Orleans, up the Mississippi River, across Montana, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself.
By turns enticing and exhilarating, finally breathtaking, Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever conceived before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other.

Baker & Taylor
Moving back and forth between the two main characters, Hailey and Sam, a kaleidoscopic novel follows two wayward teenagers who never grow up as they crash New Orleans parties, barrel up the Mississippi, crash through the Badlands, and more, from the Civil War to the Iraq War and beyond. By the author of House of Leaves. 100,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer
They were with us before Tristan & Isolde. And long after too. Because they're forever around. Or so both claim, gleefully carolling: We're allways sixteen.
Hailey & Sam, powered by an ever-rotating fleet of cars, from Shelby Mustang to Sumover Linx, careen from the Civil Rights Movement to the Iraq War, tearing down to New Orleans, up the Mississippi River, across Montana, finally cutting a nation in half as they try to outrace History itself.
Only Revolutions is unlike anything ever conceived before, a remarkable feat of heart and intellect, moving us with the journey of two kids, perpetually of summer, perpetually sixteen, who give up everything except each other.

Baker
& Taylor

Moving back and forth in American history, a kaleidoscopic novel follows Hailey and Sam, two wayward teenagers, as they crash New Orleans parties, barrel up the Mississippi, head through the Badlands, and take on other adventures.

Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, c2006
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780375421761
0375421769
Characteristics: 360 p. ; 25 cm

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MrsGriebe
Dec 10, 2016

Give this author a chance. Don't give up just because it's not immediately apparent.

Chapel_Hill_KenMc Dec 08, 2014

This innovative and experimental novel may have its rewards for those who persevere, but I couldn't get beyond my initial attempts to decipher its format.

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