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Travel Writing - A Novel

Peter Ferry

Publisher: Mariner Books

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“A rich character study and a twisty whodunit, adding one more voice to the lively conversation about the boundaries between memoir and fiction” (Entertainment Weekly).   Pete Ferry, our narrator, teaches high school English in the wealthy Chicago suburb of Lake Forest and moonlights as a travel writer. On his way home after work one evening, he witnesses a car accident that kills a beautiful woman named Lisa Kim. But was it an accident? Could Pete have prevented it? And did it actually happen, or is this just an elaborate tale he concocts to impart the power of story to his teenage students? Why can’t he stop thinking about Lisa Kim? And what might his obsession with her mean to his relationship with his girlfriend, Lydia?   With humor, tenderness, and suspense, Travel Writing takes readers on fascinating journeys, both geographical and psychological, and delves into the notion that the line between fact and fiction is often negotiable.   “A great and edifying read.” —Dave Eggers   “Travel Writing is an absolute pleasure to read. It is ensnaring, funny, suspenseful, smart and poignant.” —Chicago Tribune   “Ferry builds his quietly tricky tale around an English teacher’s amateur investigation into a traffic fatality . . . Earnest, engrossing and affecting.” —Publishers Weekly

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