Cover of: A thousand country roads | Robert James Waller

A thousand country roads

an epilogue to the Bridges of Madison County

Published by Warner Books in New York .

About the Edition

From the Publisher: At last, the rest of the story. Epilogue: A concluding part added to a literary work. Ten years and twelve million copies after the first printing of The Bridges of Madison County, Robert James Waller brings to a poignant conclusion his story of the love affair between a wandering photographer and the conventional wife of an Iowa farmer. In A Thousand Country Roads, Robert Kincaid initially finds himself with little but memories of a lonely existence lived mostly on the road and memories of Francesca Johnson, the woman whose passion he stirred so briefly and with such power. So, with his memories pushing him, searching for something undefined, something to give meaning to the rest of his life, Kincaid takes to the road again in what becomes a journey of discovery and surprise. With his dog Highway beside him in an old truck named Harry, Kincaid begins a long winding run back to Roseman Bridge in Madison County, Iowa, returning to the place of his great love affair. Living her own solitary life, Francesca still visits Roseman Bridge and reflects on her days and nights with Robert Kincaid. Cherishing the memory of the strange, wandering man who changed her world, she vows to search for him. On the expedition he calls Last Time, Kincaid wanders through Oregon, northern California, eastward to the Dakotas, and on to Iowa. Along the way, a chance encounter with a woman from his distant past reveals another dimension of his life he could not have imagined. Finally, in a Seattle bar called Shorty's, where saxophonist Nighthawk Cummings still plays on Tuesday nights, Kincaid turns in his chair, looking inward and outward at the same time, and smiles at what he sees sitting before him. And so it comes, the ultimate loner finds he is not as alone as he once believed.

Classifications

Library of Congress
PS3537 .A4347 T46 2003

The Physical Object

Pagination
188 p. ;
Number of pages
188

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL24221829M
Internet Archive
thousandcountryr00wall
ISBN 10
0446613061
ISBN 13
9780446613064
OCLC/WorldCat
51911082
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