The Motorcyclist

Category: Book
By (author): Clarke, George Elliott
Subject:  FICTION / Canadian
  FICTION / General
Publisher: HarperCollins
Published: February 2016
Format: Book-hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in x 0.97in
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Just start your engine. Go.

Carl Black is an intellectual and artist, a traveller, a reader and an unapologetic womanizer. A motorcyclist. He burns for the bohemian life, but is trapped in a railway porter's prosaic-at times humiliating-existence. Taking place over one dramatic year in Halifax, Nova Scotia, The Motorcyclist vividly recounts Carl's travels and romantic exploits as he tours the backroads of the east coast and the bedrooms of a series of beautiful women. Inspired by the life of George Elliott Clarke's father, the novel tells the story of a black working-class man caught between the expectations of his times and gleaming possibilities of the open road.

In vibrant, energetic, sensual prose, George Elliott Clarke brilliantly illuminates the life of a young black man striving for pleasure, success and, most of all, respect.