I can’t think of a book that has hurtled more determinedly into the gap between the two faces of America. Is it a country of ‘drive 100 yards to the mall’ or ‘head west’, the pioneer spirit and Henry David Thoreau? Of course it is both; I have seen someone in Florida drive between two shops but stay in the same car-park, but I have also watched someone who thirsted so greatly for the outdoors that they died in front of me in Arizona.
British readers will know that this is not a book about physical exertion, but one about thoughts.
Here is a sneak preview of the US cover. What do you think?