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The Last Great Road Bum

Audiobook

"Narrator Pabón delivers a top-notch performance of Tobar's masterful blend of fiction and
nonfiction...Pabón's understated delivery allows listeners to make their own discoveries in this truly unique and intriguing story." — Booklist


In The Last Great Road Bum, Héctor Tobar turns the peripatetic true story of a naive son of Urbana, Illinois, who died fighting with guerrillas in El Salvador into the great American novel for our times.

Joe Sanderson died in pursuit of a life worth writing about. He was, in his words, a "road bum," an adventurer and a storyteller, belonging to no place, people, or set of ideas. He was born into a childhood of middle-class contentment in Urbana, Illinois and died fighting with guerillas in Central America. With these facts, acclaimed novelist and journalist Héctor Tobar set out to write what would become The Last Great Road Bum.
A decade ago, Tobar came into possession of the personal writings of the late Joe Sanderson, which chart Sanderson's freewheeling course across the known world, from Illinois to Jamaica, to Vietnam, to Nigeria, to El Salvador—a life determinedly an adventure, ending in unlikely, anonymous heroism.
The Last Great Road Bum is the great American novel Joe Sanderson never could have written, but did truly live—a fascinating, timely hybrid of fiction and nonfiction that only a master of both like Héctor Tobar could pull off.
A Macmillan Audio production from MCD


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Publisher: Macmillan Audio Edition: Unabridged

OverDrive Listen audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781250752833
  • File size: 425863 KB
  • Release date: August 25, 2020
  • Duration: 14:47:12

MP3 audiobook

  • ISBN: 9781250752833
  • File size: 425919 KB
  • Release date: August 25, 2020
  • Duration: 14:58:11
  • Number of parts: 16

Formats

OverDrive Listen audiobook
MP3 audiobook

Languages

English

"Narrator Pabón delivers a top-notch performance of Tobar's masterful blend of fiction and
nonfiction...Pabón's understated delivery allows listeners to make their own discoveries in this truly unique and intriguing story." — Booklist


In The Last Great Road Bum, Héctor Tobar turns the peripatetic true story of a naive son of Urbana, Illinois, who died fighting with guerrillas in El Salvador into the great American novel for our times.

Joe Sanderson died in pursuit of a life worth writing about. He was, in his words, a "road bum," an adventurer and a storyteller, belonging to no place, people, or set of ideas. He was born into a childhood of middle-class contentment in Urbana, Illinois and died fighting with guerillas in Central America. With these facts, acclaimed novelist and journalist Héctor Tobar set out to write what would become The Last Great Road Bum.
A decade ago, Tobar came into possession of the personal writings of the late Joe Sanderson, which chart Sanderson's freewheeling course across the known world, from Illinois to Jamaica, to Vietnam, to Nigeria, to El Salvador—a life determinedly an adventure, ending in unlikely, anonymous heroism.
The Last Great Road Bum is the great American novel Joe Sanderson never could have written, but did truly live—a fascinating, timely hybrid of fiction and nonfiction that only a master of both like Héctor Tobar could pull off.
A Macmillan Audio production from MCD


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  • Details

    Publisher:
    Macmillan Audio
    Edition:
    Unabridged

    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    ISBN: 9781250752833
    File size: 425863 KB
    Release date: August 25, 2020
    Duration: 14:47:12

    MP3 audiobook
    ISBN: 9781250752833
    File size: 425919 KB
    Release date: August 25, 2020
    Duration: 14:58:11
    Number of parts: 16

  • Creators
  • Formats
    OverDrive Listen audiobook
    MP3 audiobook
  • Languages
    English