Lincoln Highway


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Author: Towles, Amor
Publication date: 21/10/2021
Imprint: Hutchinson UK
Pages: 592
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781786332530

Two brothers venture across 1950s America to New York in the absorbing new novel by the author of the bestselling A Gentleman in Moscow.

In June, 1954, eighteen-year-old Emmett Watson is driven home to Nebraska by the warden of the juvenile work farm where he has just served fifteen months for involuntary manslaughter.

With his mother long gone, his father recently deceased, and the family farm foreclosed upon by the bank, Emmett plans to pick up his eight-year-old brother Billy and head to California to start a new life.

But when the warden drives away, Emmett discovers that two friends from the work farm have stowed away in the trunk of the warden's car. They have a very different plan for Emmett's future, one that will take the four of them on a fateful journey in the opposite direction - to New York City.

Bursting with life, charm, richly imagined settings and unforgettable characters, The Lincoln Highway is an extraordinary journey through 1950s America from the pen of a master storyteller.

Additional information

Weight 716 g
Dimensions 234 × 154 mm


  1. Scorpio Books

    “From the brilliant author of ‘A Gentleman in Moscow’ and ‘The Rules of Civility’, ‘The Lincoln Highway’ is exactly my kind of read. Ah, the characters — a veritable motley crew, yet each one complete. The way Towles weaves the ideas of coming of age, morality, responsibility, friendship, and of course love, without dropping a single strand, is a wonder. If you do ever read it, Sally’s chapter (pages 101 to 104) is a gem unto itself. I feel like framing it!” Marija @ Scorpio Books

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