Americana (and the Act of Getting Over It.)

2019 DEBUT Americana (and the Act of Getting Over It.)
Book Author(s) Luke Healy
Publisher Nobrow
Book List Price $18.95
All-Ages Appropriate No
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The Pacific Crest Trail runs 2660 miles, from California’s border with Mexico to Washington’s border with Canada. To walk it is to undertake a grueling test of body and spirit. In Americana, Luke Healy accepts the challenge.

This intimate, engaging autobiographical work from an Irish visitor to the United States recounts the author’s own attempt to walk the length of the USA’s west coast. Healy’s life-changing journey weaves in and out of reflections (often humorous) on his experiences in America and his development as an artist, navigating both the trail itself and the unique culture of the people who attempt to complete it. For fans of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild.

Praise for Luke Healy:

“This masterful and moving graphic memoir establishes Luke Healy as one of the finest cartoonists working today… Americana is a triumph.” —James Sturm, author of Off Season

“Healy is a master of stitching together narrative threads like a double helix of twinned realities.” The Washington Post

Paperback | 336 pages | 6 1/10” x 8 7/8” | ISBN 978-1-910620-61-8