The Travelers A Novel

By: Porter, Regina

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310pp. 8vo. Quarter bound in paper and cloth over boards, stamped spine. Signed on title page by author, book has a complete number line starting with 1, is unread, unmarked, unclipped, tight, bright, and has a jacket protector. Author's debut novel. Gift quality.


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The adventures of two families unfold and intertwine--across continents and generations, spanning the 1950s through Obama's first year as president--in The Travelers, an absorbing tale of family, history, and the persistence of love.

Meet James Samuel Vincent, an affluent Manhattan attorney who shirks his modest Irish American background but hews to his father's meandering ways. James muddles through a topsy-turvy relationship with his son, Rufus, which is further complicated when Rufus marries Claudia Christie.

Claudia's mother-- Agnes Miller Christie--is a beautiful African American woman who survives a chance encounter on a Georgia road that propels her into a new life in the Bronx. Soon after, her husband, Eddie Christie, is called to duty on an air craft carrier in Vietnam, where Tom Stoppard's play "Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead" becomes Eddie's life anchor, as he grapples with mounting racial tensions on the ship and counts the days until he will see Agnes again.

These unforgettable characters' lives intersect with a cast of lovers and friends--the unapologetic black lesbian who finds her groove in 1970s Berlin; a moving man stranded in Portsmouth, New Hampshire during a Thanksgiving storm; two half-brothers who meet as adults in a crayon factory; and a Coney Island waitress whose Prince Charming is too good to be true.

With piercing humor, exacting dialogue, and a beautiful sense of place, Regina Porter's debut is both an intimate family portrait and a sweeping exploration of what it means to be American today.

Title: The Travelers A Novel

Author Name: Porter, Regina

Categories: Fiction,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Hogarth: 2019

ISBN Number: 0525576193

ISBN Number 13: 9780525576198

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: fine Jacket

Inscription: Signed

Seller ID: 0002573