Title: The Open Road
Author: McKinley, Douglas
Publisher: Balboa Books, Newport Beach
Publication Date: 1995
Edition: Review Copy – very rare
Book Condition: F-
D-j Condition: NF-
Comments: There is a miniscule bump on back cover and a tiny tear on front inside flap of d-j.
Synopsis: As Roland surveyed the landscape far below, he knew he was a different person than had left Boston five months earlier. He looked down upon the immensity of the world, from what seemed to be a heroic location, and had a sense of his own self-sufficiency. Its symbol was his simple, outdoor lifestyle. I can now take my backpack – it carries everything I own – and go anywhere I want, and stay as long as I want.
When Roland hitchhiked out of the Colorado Rockies the following week, he was tan, bearded and becoming stronger every day; and he was ready for the adventures of exploring the back roads and small towns of the great midwest, depending only on his backpack, hiking boots, and right thumb.