By Merilyn Simonds, Wayne Grady
What starts as a highway journey via the US quickly turns into a trip of discovery into themselves and into the center of the next-door neighbour they idea they knew. For Wayne Grady, the joys of panorama and heritage is tempered through thoughts of racism and his family roots. Merilyn Simonds, her ear tuned for the offbeat, unearths curious echoes of the ex-pat promised land she grew up with. jointly they go back and forth opposed to the tide of yank historical past, following within the literary tire tracks of John Steinbeck, William Least warmth Moon, and Francis Trollope.
Grady and Simonds event the splendors of the Mojave wasteland, the Grand Canyon, the Mississippi River, and the bayou’s of Louisiana and the Outer Banks and reflect on the effect of geography on tradition and of tradition on panorama. They detect the US from the surface, but think surprisingly at home.
Part travelogue, half exploration, half mid-winter love tale informed with wit and acuity via certainly one of Canada’s most tasty literary undefined, Breakfast on the go out Cafe is a trip into the truth at the back of the cultural fable that's the United States.
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