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In the middle of the night a young man walks to the railroad tracks. From a nearby yard he catches hold of a coal train that carries him from his home and from himself. In time he comes to realize that he is not on his own but that he is a small yet essential portion of a vast and wondrous continuum. Traveling through the country he composes letters for his childhood frien ...more
Paperback, 99 pages
Published April 7th 2010 (first published April 2010)
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Jan 20, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I met the author of this book sitting outside of the NYC Public library, selling his self-published books. He read a portion of one of his books of poetry, and I liked his style of reading and writing. I purchased "Zoe" because he told me it was based on his own life, a sort of coming of age story.

It's written as a series of letters to Zoe; it's only the narrator's letters, no responses, no dialogues other than what he retells in his letters. While there was no major discovery, I found the stor
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I have met and chatted with this author in NYC. I enjoy his writing style and this book's reflective, seeking self nature was very thought provoking and interesting. One thing I love about Garrett's writing is that the deli very of text is very straight forward and easy to read but the subtext and introspective thought can keep you pondering for quite a while after putting the book down. I find myself thinking about his writing even when I am not engaged with the book.
Feb 07, 2013 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed it. A quest of sorts, a solitary adventure across the country as a young man attempts to figure out his relationship with a woman he left behind. Very poetic and metaphorical.
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I enjoyed this so much. It’s just so full of heart and excitement. I met the author outside the New York Library and he is such a great guy and we spoke for a bit and it led me to purchase Zoë, which I’m glad I did. I can’t wait to read more of his work
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On a cold February night in 1992, Garrett Buhl Robinson jumped on a coal train and embarked on a journey across North America. Over the span of a year, he hitchhiked the highways, rode the rails on freight trains and hiked 800 miles on the Pacific Crest Trail.

Eventually, Garrett settled in Portland, Oregon where he completed his first novel in 2000. Upon finishing the novel and unsuccessfully mar
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