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The last taxi driver
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Portland, Oregon : Tin House Books, 2020.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First US edition.
Physical Desc:
229 pages ; 23 cm
Status:
7 copies, 1 person is on the wait list.
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Written by a former cabbie, The Last Taxi Driver is equal parts Bukowski and Portis, and an homage to a dying American industry. "A wild, funny, poetic fever-dream that will change the way you think about America." --George Saunders

Written by a former cabbie, The Last Taxi Driver is a darkly comic novel about a middle-aged hackie's daylong descent into madness, heartbreak, and murder. Lou--a lapsed novelist and UFO aficionado--drives 70-hour weeks for a ramshackle taxi company that operates on the outskirts of a north Mississippi college town among the trailer parks and housing projects. With Uber moving into town and his way of life fast vanishing, his girlfriend moving out on him, and his archenemy-dispatcher suddenly returning to the state on the lam, Lou must keep driving his way through a bedlam shift even when that means aiding and abetting the host of criminal misfits haunting the back seat of his Town Car. Shedding nuts and bolts at every turn, The Last Taxi Driver careens through the highways and back roads, from Mississippi to Memphis and back, as Lou becomes increasingly somnambulant and his fares increasingly eccentric. Equal parts Bukowski and Portis, Durkee's novel is an homage to a dying American industry.

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Language:
English
ISBN:
9781947793392, 194779339X

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"The Last Taxi Driver is a darkly comic novel about a day in the life of an exhausted, middle-aged hackie about to lose his job to Uber, his girlfriend to lethargy, and his ability to stand upright to chronic back spasms. Lou-a lapsed novelist and UFO enthusiast who has returned to his home state of Mississippi after decades away-drives for a ramshackle taxi company that operates on the outskirts of a college town among the trailer parks and housing projects. With Lou's way of life fast vanishing, an ex-dispatcher resurfaces in town on the lam, triggering a bedlam shift which will test Lou's sanity and perhaps cost him his life. Against this backdrop, Lou has to keep driving, and driving-even if that means aiding and abetting the host of criminal misfits haunting the back seat of his Town Car. Written by a former cabbie, The Last Taxi Driver careens through the highways and backroads of North Mississippi as Lou becomes increasingly somnambulant and his fares increasingly eccentric. Equal parts Bukowski and Portis, Durkee's novel is an homage to a dying American industry"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Durkee, L. (2020). The last taxi driver. First US edition. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Durkee, Lee. 2020. The Last Taxi Driver. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Durkee, Lee, The Last Taxi Driver. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books, 2020.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Durkee, Lee. The Last Taxi Driver. First US edition. Portland, Oregon: Tin House Books, 2020. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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