Author: Billy DeCarlo
Publisher: Wild Lake Press, Inc
“...a sweeping literary travelogue that evokes Kerouac’s On the Road and Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye…” Hitchhiking and motorcycling are means to a destination, but you can’t outrun your demons. Cast away by his first love and cast out by the military, Levi takes to the open road in search of absolute freedom. When tragedy strikes, will his freedom end? Will the entanglement of love, the strings and attachments he’s disavowed, or his past mistakes drag him toward the traditional life he despises? Farawayer is a sweeping literary travelogue that evokes Kerouac’s On the Road and Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye. The novel explores themes around racism, religion, love, and hatred. It is a lyrical, philosophical journey through the beauty of a country and its people; a snapshot in time. “…the gripping scenes and interpersonal relationships in Billy’s work are a stroke of genius. And while I’m at it, this particular tale does have shreds of Vonnegut in the storytelling, which also kept me in the story.“ ***** Alex P, Vine Voice "I found this strangely gripping...It's a reflection on the hopes and dreams within most of us, the struggle to live a better life than your parents, to find your own freedoms and to embrace the things that really matter." **** Zoe S If you loved Amor Towles’ The Lincoln Highway, you’ll love Farawayer!