Today’s spotlight is on the award-winning journalist and bestselling novelist Héctor Tobar, who’s bringing us his take on the great American novel.
His latest story bridges fiction and nonfiction to tell the sweeping narrative of real-life adventurer and storyteller Joe Sanderson.
2 starred reviews!
“When Joe Sanderson of Urbana, Illinois, a son of the middle class, was a teenager, he met a British adventurer who had circumnavigated the globe solo… [Sanderson’s] life itself has inspired what is inarguably a great novel, a tribute to him that is beautifully written and spectacularly imagined. Tobar writes that it took him 11 years to complete this wonderful book. Readers will rejoice that he persisted.”–Booklist, starred review
“Tobar brilliantly succeeds in capturing Joe’s guileless yearning for adventure through high-velocity prose that is both relentless and wry. Tobar’s wild ride achieves a version of Kerouac for a new age.”–Publishers Weekly, starred review
More from Héctor Tobar:
THE 33: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free
“A gripping narrative, taut to the point of explosion.” —Kirkus Reviews, starred review
A riveting and suspenseful novel exploring violence and the marks it leaves upon us.
An Indie Next pick!
A Mexican maid, left unexpectedly in charge of her employers’ two children, sets off on an earnest quest that soon becomes a colossal misadventure in this masterful tale of contemporary Los Angeles.
THE LAST GREAT ROAD BUM by Héctor Tobar; 9780374183424; available now.
THE 33: Deep Down Dark: The Untold Stories of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free by Héctor Tobar; 9781250088949; available now.
THE TATTOOED SOLDIER by Héctor Tobar; 9781250055859; available now.
THE BARBARIAN NURSERIES by Héctor Tobar; 9781250013798; available now.