From the Back Cover
The trip of a lifetime, this unusual collection of stories has something for everyone. Filmmakers, politicians, stand-up comedians, poets, journalists, and carpenters come together through the shared experience of hitching a ride. Governor General Award winner Margaret Avison and American sci-fi novelist Piers Anthony rub shoulders with Randy Bachman and Steven Pinker. Jello Biafra's farcical encounter with shoe-eating cows rivals Alan Dean Foster's whale shark ride and Kage Baker's hilarious account of actors broken down on Interstate 5. Since the '60s and '70s — the heyday of hitching — people have thumbed rides worldwide. Money never changes hands, but all manner of social transactions take place. These tales will open your eyes and take you back — or forward. Just when you think you've heard it all, turn the page. You'll discover you haven't!
About the Author
Simon Sykes is an author, translator, musician and designer.
Tom Sykes is a writer of fiction, editor and columnist whose novella The Blank Space was published in 2008.