The Last Great Road Bum by Héctor Tobar audiobook

The Last Great Road Bum: A Novel

By Héctor Tobar
Read by Timothy Andrés Pabon

Macmillan Audio
14.79 Hours 1
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    ISBN: 9781250752833

"Narrator Pabón delivers a top-notch performance of Tobar’s masterful blend of fiction and nonfiction...Pabón's understated delivery allows listeners to make their own discoveries in this truly unique and intriguing story." -- Booklist In The Last Great Road Bum, Héctor Tobar turns the peripatetic true story of a naive son of Urbana, Illinois, who died fighting with guerrillas in El Salvador into the great American novel for our times. Joe Sanderson died in pursuit of a life worth writing about. He was, in his words, a “road bum,” an adventurer and a storyteller, belonging to no place, people, or set of ideas. He was born into a childhood of middle-class contentment in Urbana, Illinois and died fighting with guerillas in Central America. With these facts, acclaimed novelist and journalist Héctor Tobar set out to write what would become The Last Great Road Bum. A decade ago, Tobar came into possession of the personal writings of the late Joe Sanderson, which chart Sanderson’s freewheeling course across the known world, from Illinois to Jamaica, to Vietnam, to Nigeria, to El Salvador—a life determinedly an adventure, ending in unlikely, anonymous heroism. The Last Great Road Bum is the great American novel Joe Sanderson never could have written, but did truly live—a fascinating, timely hybrid of fiction and nonfiction that only a master of both like Héctor Tobar could pull off. A Macmillan Audio production from MCD

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Among longlisted titles for Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year, 2020

"Narrator Pabón delivers a top-notch performance of Tobar’s masterful blend of fiction and nonfiction...Pabón's understated delivery allows listeners to make their own discoveries in this truly unique and intriguing story." -- Booklist In The Last Great Road Bum, Héctor Tobar turns the peripatetic true story of a naive son of Urbana, Illinois, who died fighting with guerrillas in El Salvador into the great American novel for our times. Joe Sanderson died in pursuit of a life worth writing about. He was, in his words, a “road bum,” an adventurer and a storyteller, belonging to no place, people, or set of ideas. He was born into a childhood of middle-class contentment in Urbana, Illinois and died fighting with guerillas in Central America. With these facts, acclaimed novelist and journalist Héctor Tobar set out to write what would become The Last Great Road Bum. A decade ago, Tobar came into possession of the personal writings of the late Joe Sanderson, which chart Sanderson’s freewheeling course across the known world, from Illinois to Jamaica, to Vietnam, to Nigeria, to El Salvador—a life determinedly an adventure, ending in unlikely, anonymous heroism. The Last Great Road Bum is the great American novel Joe Sanderson never could have written, but did truly live—a fascinating, timely hybrid of fiction and nonfiction that only a master of both like Héctor Tobar could pull off. A Macmillan Audio production from MCD

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Author Bio: Héctor Tobar

Author Bio: Héctor Tobar

Héctor Tobar, now a weekly columnist for the Los Angeles Times, is a Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist and a novelist. He is the author of Translation Nation and The Tattooed Soldier. The son of Guatemalan immigrants, he is a native of the city of Los Angeles, where he lives with his wife and three children.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 14.79
Audience: Adult
Language: English