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Highway Blue

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Highway Blue by Ailsa McFarlane
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May 18, 2021 | ISBN 9780593229118

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“Gripping, yet thought-provoking—a poignant comment on the modern condition . . . In her sparse prose [McFarlane] deftly pulls the strings of the cinematic plot. . . . [The story] should resonate so sharply after the year we’ve had.”Stylist
 
“You’ve never read a road trip novel like Ailsa McFarlane’s Highway Blue.Entertainment Weekly

“This book combines the razor-sharp truth-telling of Ottessa Moshfegh with the troubled heart of Raymond Carver. I’ve never read anything quite like it.”—Emma Copley Eisenberg, author of The Third Rainbow Girl

“The richness and pathos of the ordinary is heightened by the private mysteries of McFarlane’s innocent fugitives as they run from both the law and themselves. It is a journey filled with unexpected kindnesses and the illuminating effect of transformation. I so admire it.”—Susanna Moore, author of In the Cut and Miss Aluminum

“A beautiful, sun-drenched road story . . . a novel that’s in love with the idea of America, both contemporary in its concerns and deeply nostalgic, full of Edward Hopper diners and faded blue jeans.”The Guardian (UK), 10 Best Debut Novelists of 2021

“Hypnotic, stylish, and cinematic, Highway Blue holds you captive, like a blues song or incantation.”—Olivia Sudjic, author of Asylum Road

“An undeniably talented writer.”Kirkus Reviews

“This novel will take you down darkened alleyways and along sweltering open highways. I loved this book—dark, glimmering, journeying deep into modern America on a knife edge between love and dependence.”—Rosie Price, author of What Red Was

“If one of America’s many complicated attributes is its ability to let whole lives pass without being seen, Ailsa McFarlane reminds us that language can bring these same lives into stark and penetrating relief.”—Lynn Steger Strong, author of Want

“This story is gripping from start to finish, ripe with an ever-present sense of mystery and dripping with the boldness of youth.—Booklist

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