Kilometer 99: A Novel

Kilometer 99: A Novel

by Tyler McMahon
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Kilometer 99: A Novel by Tyler McMahon

Malia needs to leave El Salvador. A surfer and aspiring engineer, she came to Central America as a Peace Corps volunteer and fell in love with Ben. Malia's past year has been perfect: her weeks spent building a much-needed aqueduct in the countryside, and her weekends spent with Ben, surfing point-breaks in the nearby port city of La Libertad. Suddenly, a major earthquake devastates the country and brings an abrupt end to her work. Ben and Malia decide to move on.

Now free of obligations, they have an old car, a wad of cash, surfboards, and rough plans for an epic trip through South America. Just as they're about to say goodbye to their gritty and beloved Salvadoran beach town, a mysterious American surfer known only as Pelochucho shows up—spouting grandiose plans and persuading them to stay.

Days become weeks; documents go missing; money gets tight. Suddenly, Ben and Malia can't leave. Caught between bizarre real estate offers, suspect drug deals, and internal jealousies, this unlikely band of surfers, aid-workers, and opportunists all struggle to find their way through a fallen world, in Kilometer 99 by Tyler McMahon.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781466847453
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 06/17/2014
Sold by: Macmillan
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 352
File size: 715 KB

About the Author

TYLER MCMAHON is the author of the novels Kilometer 99 (2014) and How the Mistakes Were Made (2011). He teaches fiction writing at Hawaii Pacific University and is the editor of Hawaii Pacific Review. He lives in Honolulu with his wife, food writer Dabney Gough.
Tyler McMahon is the author of the debut novel How the Mistakes Were Made. He received his MFA in fiction from Boise State University. His stories have appeared in Threepenny Review, Sycamore Review, and Surfer's Journal, among others, and he has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. He is a professor of fiction at Hawaii Pacific University.

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Kilometer 99: A Novel 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Fine.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I look at you sadly* no need to call me sir. Just call me Aragon, please.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Watched slightly amused
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
"Master, I am leaving to go with my brother Darkflame to the mountains of the north, and I will not return for I long time." ((I'm leaving the nook world for a while.))
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not anymore
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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