America by Land by Robert Olmstead

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Raymond Redfield rides his Harley west toward New Mexico and his cousin Juliet, who has just given up her baby for adoption. Together they set out on an odyssey to locate and reclaim the child. Robert Olmstead's road novel unwinds its compelling story of love and discovery through the streets and canyons, plains and deserts of interstate America.
 

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Robert Olmstead is the author of six previous books. "Coal Black Horse" was the winner of the Heartland Prize for Fiction and the Ohioana award and was a #1 Book Sense Pick and a Borders Original Voices selection. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship and an NEA grant, he is a professor at Ohio Wesleyan University.
 
Published November 19, 1995 by Random House Value Publishing. 239 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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Redfield's consuming anger at his father's adult compromises does nothing to stultify his maniacal sense of humor, any more than his fractured ribs get in the way of a happy consummation of his affair with Juliet--but these liabilities do provide some background tension and raise the moral stakes...

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