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Slow Road to San Francisco
Slow Road to San Francisco

Slow Road to San Francisco

Travels Through Small Town America


320 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $17.95 (CA $23.95) (US $17.95)

Publication Date: December 2020

ISBN 9781916129207

Rights: US, CA & CAR

Muswell Press (Dec 2020)

Not Yet Published. Estimated release date: December 2020


An observation of the Americans living in small towns across the country

From Ocean City, Maryland to San Francisco, Reynolds traverses the US and observes—with remarkable honesty and insight, not to mention a humorous and sometimes skeptical eye—Trump's America, and the Americans' way of life. As he moseys from east to west, driving slowly, and stopping frequently, he meets a huge variety of Americans—white, black, Hispanic, Asian, native American; Christian, Muslim, atheist, Mormon, Mennonite; rich, middling, poor. They talk about everything from slavery, Indian reservations, fracking, and forest fires to baseball, beer, the blues, Butch Cassidy, and Marilyn Monroe. Everyone has something to say about Donald Trump, from those who "love him" to those who "hate him." Reynolds follows the direction of history, the direction taken by explorers and pioneer settlers. As he travels he conjures a vivid picture of the US then and now; its landscape and its people in all their diversity.

Author Biography

David Reynolds was one of the original founders of Bloomsbury Publishing where he was Deputy MD and Editorial Director. He is the author of Swan River (shortlisted for the Pen/Ackerley Prize for literary autobiography) and Slow Road to Brownsville.