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Carl Black is an intellectual and an artist, a traveller and an unapologetic womanizer. A motorcyclist. He burns for the bohemian life, but is trapped in a railway worker's prosaic - and at times humiliating - existence. Set in 1959 in and around Halifax, Nova Scotia, the novel vividly recounts Carl's travels and romantic exploits as he tours the backroads of the East Coast and courts a bevy of beautiful women. The Motorcyclist is a portrait of a black working-class man caught between the expectations of his time and the 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.

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Hardback Editions

February 2016 : Canada Hardback
thumbTitle: The Motorcyclist
Author(s): George Elliott Clarke
ISBN: 1-4434-4513-4 / 978-1-4434-4513-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

March 2017 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: The Motorcyclist
Author(s): George Elliott Clarke
ISBN: 1-4434-4514-2 / 978-1-4434-4514-6 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

February 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Motorcyclist
Author(s): George Elliott Clarke
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Availability: Amazon CA   

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