The Interstate Generation

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We find four hopeful young men fresh out of the bubble of suburban life in Southern California and onto the unforgiving back roads and interstates of contemporary America in search of experiences unattainable through television and textbooks. Through the eyes of post-graduate Nathan Irving and his three best friends, Matt, Jeff and Chris, you will witness everyone and everything in their frail reality fall apart one mistake at a time. The lessons of life outside the box are force-fed in swift and unforgiving ...

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Overview

We find four hopeful young men fresh out of the bubble of suburban life in Southern California and onto the unforgiving back roads and interstates of contemporary America in search of experiences unattainable through television and textbooks. Through the eyes of post-graduate Nathan Irving and his three best friends, Matt, Jeff and Chris, you will witness everyone and everything in their frail reality fall apart one mistake at a time. The lessons of life outside the box are force-fed in swift and unforgiving doses throughout the course of their journey across 13 states. From endeavors with the traveling magazine salesmen, to the add-water-and-stir party life they become wrenched into, and even into the slimy pits of a Utah jail cell, it will be a summer that they will never forget. You will join these four best friends as they smell and taste every aspect of the open road and push their bond of friendship to the limit.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781424157327
  • Publisher: Publish America
  • Publication date: 9/25/2006
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.83 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2007

    I just finished this book

    Aside from the graphic sexual scenes, I loved this book. I am a Christian, and I find Bligh's attention to detail a little too intense at times, but I can appreciate it for the literary quality that it is. Although I can't reccomend this title to many of my close friends and family because of their religious beliefs, I will say The Interstate Generation is a very very well written book. The pictures that this book painted in my mind were so vivid and real, and I felt like I was sitting in the backseat with Nathan and his friends throughout the whole book and I missed the characters when it ended. Great book, but some parts were just too intense for me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 24, 2006

    Must have! A definite must have!

    I can't believe how in deapth this book was! Amazing story, a true saga of modern times with modern ideals and a gut wrenching truth about America's youth. Amazing writing, the imagery is poetic, the characters are well fleshed out. I recomende this book to any fan of the Kerouac genre, and even JD Salinger, because the 1st person writing style reminded me a lot of Catcher. I cried so many different times, for so many different reasons. I laughed harder than I've ever laughed, and I missed the characters when it was over. Joshua Bligh is an amazing writer and has a real knack for that personal touch through dialouge and well written prose. Keep an eye on him, I know this is only his first offering to the literary world, but he's going places, mark my words. Buy this book, you wont be sorry!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2006

    A good book, an even better guide to life

    When I picked up The Interstate Generation, I hoped I'd be introduced to amazing characters, believable plot and tight prose. I was, but it went even further for me, when I encountered a whole universe of exestentialist views that Bligh secretly, or not so secretly conveyed through his main character Nathan Irving. I loved the imagery, some of the best I've ever read in my life, and I've read over a million books.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 7, 2006

    I am in love with this story!

    I just got The interstate Generation in the mail a week ago, and I've finished the entire book. It was the most fluid, amazing read! The story was so real and the characters, so well fleshed out, and the adventure was monumental. I feel like I traveled the states without ever leaving the comforts of my favortie armchair. What an amazing book, what an amazing writer!!!!

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