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Kurtz, Irma The Great American Bus Ride ISBN 13: 9781857021851

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'The truth is, I am a hussy of low appetites who yearns shamelessly for rough travel...Greyhound and I were made for each other.'
After more than thirty years as an expatriate, Irma Kurtz gave in to her growing curiosity about her American roots and set off on a grand adventure to explore 'the most baffling of all places' - by Greyhound bus. Taking only the barest necessities for travel, she entered the vast network of America's bus routes and a seething, fleeting world of brief encounters and changing landscapes.
During the great loops of her journey back and forth across the continent, Kurtz was as fascinated by the people thrown up at random on each bus a/by the places flashing by outside the window. She creates a vivid and highly entertaining portrait of America reflected in the hundreds of characters she observes from the close quarters of the bus. Feeling herself becoming 'invisible' as she passes into middle age, she senses a wonderful new freedom to watch and record other people.
This is America caught unawares, in the no-man's-land between bus stations: a more truthful picture of it than we have come tb expect, from a woman looking coolly at the truth about herself.

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  • PublisherFourth Estate
  • Publication date1994
  • ISBN 10 1857021851
  • ISBN 13 9781857021851
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages208
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