A riotous, beautiful, totally original road novel masquerading as a travel book. Sundeen's America, comprised of equal parts Gorgeous and Awful, absolutely shimmers with life. The prose is pure, wild, naive, and poetic; the characters leap off the page in the dunderheadedness and sincerity. A brilliant an auspicious debut. -George Saunders A stunningly wonderful writer. Sundeen's prose is sparse but the images he creates are alive and infinite. This is a book to be savored and remembered. -Hubert Selby Jr.