The Lincoln Highway

Amor Towles

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‘Finely observed and beautifully written. Amor Towles is that rare combination of writer and storyteller.’ JEFFREY ARCHER
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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.

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ISBN – 9781786332530
Publisher – Penguin Random House
Format – Paperback
Categories – General Fiction

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From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility – a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.


** Available for pre-order, THE LINCOLN HIGHWAY, the dazzling new novel from Amor Towles **

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OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD- a BBC Radio 4 Book Club choice, soon to be a major TV series starring Kenneth Branagh
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‘No historical novel this year was more witty, insightful or originalSunday Times, Books of the Year

‘ A supremely uplifting novel … It’s elegant, witty and delightful – much like the Count himself.’Mail on Sunday, Books of the Year

‘Charming … shows that not all books about Russian aristocrats have to be full of doom and nihilism’The Times, Books of the Year
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On 21 June 1922, Count Alexander Rostov – recipient of the Order of Saint Andrew, member of the Jockey Club, Master of the Hunt – is escorted out of the Kremlin, across Red Square and through the elegant revolving doors of the Hotel Metropol.

Deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count has been sentenced to house arrest indefinitely. But instead of his usual suite, he must now live in an attic room while Russia undergoes decades of tumultuous upheaval.

Can a life without luxury be the richest of all?
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THE TIMES BOOK OF THE YEAR 2017

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