Cow Across America

Un libro in lingua di Dale Neal edito da John F Blair Pub, 2009

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Cow Across America is the winningly improbably story of two young men who set out walking to California with nothing but their wits and a milk cow named Ivy.
At least, that was how Dwight Martin heard it growing up in the 1960s. He's bored to tears spending the summer on his grandparents' Carolina farm. But he's also estranged from his father and secretly terrified by the prospect of the adult world.
He finds comfort in the wild yarns spun by his grandfather, Wylie Rominger, who boasts the adventure stories are true as he makes Dwight pay to hear each successive chapter. These unlikely exploits see the boys swept up the Mississippi River, falling into Indian graves and finding a secret shortcut through the Grand Canyon.
As Dwight grows to manhood, he discounts the tall tales and angers the old man. Despite his modern misgivings, he can't ignore the pull of those stories as he comes to grips with his own yearnings - and learns what Wylie did with all those nickels and dimes.
Cow Across America is inspired by the raucous humor of Mark Twain and taps into American pop culture of the 1960s and '70s. And it will remind readers that the heart is a liquid compass, its desire the red needle that bends to the future, bearing towards home.

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