Travel Writing: A Novel

By Peter Ferry
Read by Anthony Heald

8.12 Hours 08/04/2008 unabridged
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Pete Ferry teaches high school English in the wealthy suburb of Lake Forest outside of Chicago and moonlights as a travel writer. On his way home after work one evening, he witnesses a car accident that kills a beautiful woman named Lisa Kim. But was it an accident? Could Pete have prevented it? And did it actually happen, or is this just an elaborate tale he concocts to impart the power of story to his students? Why can’t he stop thinking about Lisa Kim? And what might his obsession with her mean to his relationship with his girlfriend, Lydia? With humor, tenderness, and suspense, Travel Writing takes readers on fascinating journeys, both geographical and psychological, as it delves into the notion that the line between fact and fiction is often negotiable. 

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Summary

Summary

Pete Ferry teaches high school English in the wealthy suburb of Lake Forest outside of Chicago and moonlights as a travel writer. On his way home after work one evening, he witnesses a car accident that kills a beautiful woman named Lisa Kim. But was it an accident? Could Pete have prevented it? And did it actually happen, or is this just an elaborate tale he concocts to impart the power of story to his students? Why can’t he stop thinking about Lisa Kim? And what might his obsession with her mean to his relationship with his girlfriend, Lydia?

With humor, tenderness, and suspense, Travel Writing takes readers on fascinating journeys, both geographical and psychological, as it delves into the notion that the line between fact and fiction is often negotiable. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Imagination and literal truth collide intriguingly in this Chinese-box puzzle…This is a witty novel about its own provenance, an exploration of the ambiguous ways in which the writer’s imagination works…Novel or not-novel, it’s one hell of a fictional debut.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“Assertions that all the world’s stories have been told are challenged in this unique novel, one which examines storytelling itself…As the voice of Pete, Anthony Heald is the epitome of an eloquent everyman. Heald shifts his tone seamlessly as he captures all the variations on the ‘travel writing’ of the title with a confident, capable performance. Part personal (and, of course, literal) exploration, part murder mystery, and part metaphysical examination of writing itself—this novel and Heald’s delivery of it are certainly worth the trip.” AudioFile
“Ferry’s undeniably clever debut novel, full of metafictional razzle-dazzle…Listeners with a taste for fiction about fiction will find ample rewards…If you buy strictly on merit, though, go for it.” Library Journal
“A winning first novel…Ferry’s prose is so entrancing, his mild-mannered yet covertly audacious hero is so compelling, there is nothing intrusive or pretentious about this metafiction setup…A mordently funny and diabolically smart novel of happenstance and responsibility.” Booklist

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Author

Author Bio: Peter Ferry

Peter Ferry is a teacher, writer, and editor. He has written textbooks for Rand McNally and travel pieces for the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times. His short stories have appeared in the New Review of Literature and McSweeney’s, and he has won the Illinois Arts Council Literary Award for Short Fiction. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English