IN AMERICA: Travels with John Steinbeck - Geert Mak
In 1960 John Steinbeck and his dog Charley set out in their green GMC pickup truck to rediscover the soul of America, visiting small towns and cities from New York to New Orleans. The trip became Travels With Charley, one of his best-loved books.
Fifty years later, Geert Mak sets off from Steinbeck’s home with his wife and his sat-nav Sandy. He retraces Steinbeck’s footsteps through the potato fields of Maine to the endless prairies of the Midwest, stumbling across glistening suburbs and boarded-up stores, he searches for the roots of America and what remains of the restless, prosperous world Steinbeck describes.
We commissioned Jon McNaught to create this beautiful wrap-around illustration for the jacket.
Published by Harvill Secker in November.