Before the current boom in “van life” and nomadic living, author Ed Davis rode the rails – hopping boxcars and freight trains – from Reno to Vancouver, through the Sierras and up and down the Golden State. As a young man, he lived on $5 a day, worked as a carny, and even slept under the same bridge Kerouac once did. Living as a part-time hobo, he and his friends - the “knights of the road” - experienced a world that no longer exists. Those treks across the country eventually led Ed to become a successful businessman, a champion discus thrower, and a loving husband to his wife, Jan, who on occasion had even hopped the trains with him.
From this uniquely American experience, Davis brings us his latest novel The Last Professional (January 25, 2022 – Artemesia Publishing), a compelling story of two men linked by a yearning to explore and experience a simpler way of living. In the vein of Kerouac and London, Davis paints a rich tapestry of life on the move where adventure is truly just a freight car away. Listen in!
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