Friday, September 30, 2016
On the road again
By DAVE MASON, NEWS-PRESS STAFF WRITER
September 30, 2016 5:41 AM
Robert Eringer was never in a car chase and never carried a gun.
But like James Bond,
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“A nonpareil road novel that winds up packing a real emotional punch.”
Road trips open new doors of discovery, and this one, a novel you’re likely to read in one sitting because it moves as fast as the protagonist’s car, is a journey unlike any other.
“Fans of road trip stories will enjoy the ride and the descriptions of the American West.”
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Oct 2016. 160 p. Skyhorse, hardcover, $18.99
Investigative journalist Eringer's new novel is the coming-of-age story of a middle-aged man. Luke Andersen is a Santa Barbara surfer who makes his living as a hired driver and karaoke host. His plans rarely extend beyond the next killer wave.
On Luke's 39th birthday, a mysterious older man, Charles Gearhart, hires Luke to drive him to Las Vegas. But when the pair reach their destination, Charles decides to continue their journey, and, though Luke grumbles, he complies.
As the two-men road-trip through Utah, Wyoming, Montana, Oregon, and California, Charles dispenses life lessons on various topics, such as standing up to bullies, staying true to one's word, and drinking martinis properly. And as the men explore questions of masculinity and responsibility, Luke confronts the reasons he may be stuck in arrested development.
Eringer's present-tense narration and conversational style keep the reader engaged throughout the novel.
Fans of road-trip stories will enjoy the ride and descriptions of the American West.