In Hitchhiker: Stories from the Kentucky Homefront, Thompson offers readers homegrown tales that interweave ghosts of the past with real and imagined worlds. The stories progress from his Tom Sawyeresque childhood in Western Kentucky through his various incarnations as everything from an incense-burning flower-child hitchhiker to an unrepentant adventurer following the footsteps of Hemingway and the Lost Generation across Europe. This collection brings together coming-of-age tales, family stories of bygone eras, and even true accounts of unsolved murders and mysteries.
Hitchhiker is Huckleberry Finn meets The Twilight Zone, with just a taste of The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test. It is a book that will make you wish you'd paid closer attention to your grandparents' and parents' stories and photo albums, that you'd been less cautious and traveled more, that you'd followed your heart and made time to search for your guides and kindred spirits.
|Publisher:||University Press of Kentucky|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.60(h) x 0.70(d)|
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"Ripping good born-to-raise-hell true-life yarns, told with great verve and enthusiasm. Bob Thompson is a welcome new voice in Western Kentucky writing." Ed McClanahan, author of Famous People I Have Known