The Road to Somewhere

My first book was A Road to Somewhere: An American Memoir, “a photo memoir of one man’s journey through America that is as sprawling and chaotic as the country itself.”

“The inspiration is so simple: Head out at random into America and see what you find. James A. Reeves found the America no one seems to be looking for anymore, and he also found himself.” —Roger Ebert

“The next page is always unexpected but never ill-considered and the writing hitches the hubris of the perpetual interloper to genuine empathy.” —The Huffington Post

“A tantalizing 21st Century cross between James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, this remarkable and utterly original memoir heralds the arrival of a new and important American voice. James A. Reeves’s The Road to Somewhere will take you places you will not easily forget.” —Andre Dubus III

“Unpretentious and insightful, The Road to Somewhere is a photo memoir of James A. Reeves’s journey all over the United States. Through his photographs and candid, episodic storytelling, Reeves documents his experiences and the people he encounters in various regions of the United States, reflecting with uncommon honesty on both positive and negative aspects of the culture. Reeves’s obsession with driving long distances in rental cars is fuelled by his search to figure out what it means to be an adult and to live a meaningful life in a complicated world. His unique point of view clearly comes through in both his writing and images—quirky, beautiful, disturbing, humorous, and at times unexpectedly and achingly moving.” —Photo Life

Writing, print design

416 pages
W. W. Norton

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