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The Grand Tour

(2016)
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A bitingly funny, smart and moving road novel about two hapless lost souls—an alcoholic Vietnam veteran turned bestselling author, and his awkward, shy college student superfan—who form an unlikely connection on the world's most disastrous book tour.

Richard Lazar is advancing in years but regressing in life. After a career as a literary novelist that has ground to a halt and landed him in a trailer in Phoenix, Richard is surprised to find sudden success publishing a gritty memoir about his service in Vietnam. Sent on a book tour by his publishing house, Richard encounters his biggest (and really only) fan: an awkward, despondent student named Vance with issues of his own (an absentee father, a depressive mother, his own acute shyness). Soon Vance has volunteered to chauffeur Richard for the rest of the book tour, and the two embark on a disastrous but often hilarious cross-country trip. When things go wrong, Richard and Vance forge an unlikely bond between two misanthropes whose mutual insecurities and disdain for the world force both to look at each other, and their lives, in a more meaningful way.

As they reach the end of the book tour, The Grand Tour ultimately becomes a moving tale of unlikely friendship that should catapult Adam O'Fallon Price into the company of such masters of All-American dyspepsia as Sam Lipsyte, David Gates and Walter Kirn.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

August 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Grand Tour: A Novel
Author(s): Adam O'Fallon Price
ISBN: 0-385-54095-7 / 978-0-385-54095-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday
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Paperback Editions

July 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Grand Tour: A Novel
Author(s): Adam O'Fallon Price
ISBN: 1-101-97080-4 / 978-1-101-97080-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Grand Tour: A Novel
Author(s): Adam O'Fallon Price
ISBN: 1-5047-2776-2 / 978-1-5047-2776-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Grand Tour: Library Edition
Author(s): Adam O'Fallon Price
ISBN: 1-5047-2774-6 / 978-1-5047-2774-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Pub
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August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: The Grand Tour: A Novel
Author(s): Adam O'Fallon Price, Rich Kienzle
ISBN: 1-5047-2775-4 / 978-1-5047-2775-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Grand Tour
Author(s): Adam O'Fallon Price
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Grand Tour
Author(s): Adam O'Fallon Price
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Grand Tour
Author(s): Adam O'Fallon Price
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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August 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Grand Tour
Author(s): Adam O'Fallon Price
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

August 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Grand Tour: A Novel
Author(s): Adam O'Fallon Price
Publisher: Anchor
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