Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Book Review: Losing Graceland

Nathan, Micah. Losing Graceland: A Novel. New York: Broadway Paperbacks, 2011.  

Although more of a novella than a full novel, this book takes readers on a joy ride with an old man who may be Elvis and a young, directionless college grad who can't get over breaking up with his girlfriend and an unfulfilled yearning to go do Amsterdam. Along the way, "Elvis" picks fights, takes drugs and goes through a terrifying ordeal just to find out the whereabouts of his (possible) granddaughter. Nathan writes succinctly as he weaves the narrative in and out of the main characters' consciousnesses. It's a fun, literate literary entertainment, best appreciated by those of you who have toured Graceland.

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