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We Are All Crew

(2014)
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"This eye-popping page turner hits on all levels and will keep you up way past your bedtime...A coming of age thriller with imagination, guts, and soul."
--EcoLit Books

"Here we have a Huck Finn for our environmentally damaged age, lost on a river, and moving downstream with humane monsters and monstrous humans. We Are All Crew is hilarious and sad, slapstick and grotesque, fantastical, phantasmagorical, but never, ever just child's play."
--Marlon James, author of A Brief History of Seven Killings

"Two fourteen-year-old boys embark on a cross-country boat trip that becomes a romp through social anthropology in this hilarious, picaresque novel. But don't be fooled. Landauer's observations are as searing as they are funny, and each new twisted and isolated archipelago of a community they encounter resonates in its absurdity like a vision of the near future. We Are All Crew is a coming-of-age story for the boys, but perhaps, if we can channel Landauer's camouflaged optimism and his biting humor, for America as well."
--Tim McLoughlin, author of Heart of the Old Country

"The conjuration of an articulate risk taker has spun a tale and created a world infused with politics, 'correctness,' and irony that is witty and intelligent. Taking on serious subjects--environment, deforestation, global warming, and partisan hypocrisy--while addressing the various social networks, apps, video games, and rock-star super-shows, is a lot to handle. But Bill Landauer rises to the task to create a wonderful read. Just sit back and enjoy."
--Rashidah Ismaili, author of Autobiography of the Lower East Side

Two fourteen-year-old runaways hell-bent on reaching California end up aboard the Tamzene, a mysterious riverboat that runs on alternative fuel. Piloted by the enigmatic Dr. Seabrook, the Tamzene travels the waterways of a bizarre, fun-house image of the US. This is a satire that questions the sanity of our basic principles, as Gulliver's Travels did for eighteenth-century England.

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"We Are All Crew is hilarious and sad, slapstick and grotesque, fantastical, phantasmagorical, but never, ever just child's play." - Marlon James


Used availability for Bill Landauer's We Are All Crew

Paperback Editions

February 2015 : USA Paperback
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Title: We Are All Crew
Author(s): Bill Landauer, Kaylie Jones
ISBN: 1-61775-356-4 / 978-1-61775-356-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kaylie Jones Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Kindle Editions

December 2014 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: We Are All Crew
Author(s): Bill Landauer
Publisher: Kaylie Jones Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU