The hero of Amor Towles’ novel The Lincoln Highway embarks on a road trip through 1950s America with his younger brother and two fellow teens. Photo: George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images
The hero of Amor Towles’ novel The Lincoln Highway embarks on a road trip through 1950s America with his younger brother and two fellow teens. Photo: George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images

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The Lincoln Highway - treachery, tragedy, triumphs and epiphanies in teenagers’ nine-day odyssey across 1950s America

  • Homeless and abandoned, teenager Emmett Watson has the weight of the world on his shoulders when he sets off for a new life along America’s Lincoln Highway
  • With echoes of the Odyssey, Amor Towles makes him a Ulysses figure who challenges us to draw the line between myth and reality in a novel of timeless relevance

The hero of Amor Towles’ novel The Lincoln Highway embarks on a road trip through 1950s America with his younger brother and two fellow teens. Photo: George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images
The hero of Amor Towles’ novel The Lincoln Highway embarks on a road trip through 1950s America with his younger brother and two fellow teens. Photo: George Marks/Retrofile/Getty Images
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