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On the Open Road

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(Applause Books). Set in a landscape stripped bare by civil war, two "independents" forge an alliance of convenience in order to buy their way into the land of the free, the one safe haven in an otherwise lawless landscape. Hiding from marauding armies, they travel the country, gathering great art treasures from crumbling museums. But with the border to freedom in sight, t ...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published April 1st 2000 by Applause Books
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May 28, 2008 Brenda rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Those who appreciate black comedy and social/political commentary
Recommended to Brenda by: Chris B.
In a barren landscape laid waste by civil war, two men struggle to find safety and freedom. But which side is the "right" side?

A quirky black-comedy overlays a shapr social/political commentary. Just how far will someone go to gain freedom? How do you choose which side you stand with? Morality and compassion are put aside as the two main characters take the long treacherous road to what they hope will be a more secure life. In the end, their morals and compassion are what let in the one ray of g
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This is basically a retelling of Waiting for Godot. If you like that play and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead this may be the play for you. I, however, didn't like this play as much as I would have wished, and I couldn't escape the feeling, having read those previous two superior plays, that I was visiting a place I'd already been.
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Stojan Steve Tesich (September 29, 1942 – July 1, 1996) was a Serbian-American screenwriter, playwright and novelist. He won the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay in 1979 for the movie Breaking Away.

His novel Karoo was published posthumously in 1998. Arthur Miller described the novel: "Fascinating—a real satiric invention full of wise outrage.” The novel was a New York Times Notable Book
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