The Motorcyclist by George Elliott ClarkeThe Motorcyclist by George Elliott Clarke

The Motorcyclist

byGeorge Elliott Clarke

Hardcover | February 2, 2016

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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.

George Elliott Clarke, Febraury 12, 1960 - George Elliott Clarke was born in Windsor Plains, Nova Scotia on February 12, 1960. He earned an Honours B.A. in English from the University of Waterloo, an M.A. in English from Dalhousie University and a Ph.D awarded by Queens University. After college, he accepted a position as assistant pro...
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Title:The MotorcyclistFormat:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.97 inPublished:February 2, 2016Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1443445134

ISBN - 13:9781443445139

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“The prose flows like music and will have you dreaming about the romance of the road and the heat between a man and a woman.”