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Travel Writing, a Novel

Travel Writing

An ingenious novel: part mystery, part love story, partly a commentary on the art of writing fiction itself. A post-modern Rear Window with some snappy travel writing thrown in. A splendid debut by a novelist who has clearly spent a lot of time thinking about novels.”
— Joe Queenan

Compelling…. Ferry builds suspense skillfully…. Travel Writing illustrates the power of several kinds of story: love stories, travelogues, parables, family anecdotes, moral tales and the yarns people tell after a few beers late at night…”
— Times Literary Supplement (UK)

A perfect first novel.”
— LA Times

Travel Writing is an absolute pleasure to read. It is ensnaring, funny, suspenseful, smart and poignant…. Peter Ferry fits stories within stories like mirrors reflecting mirrors to expose our assumptions about fact and the imagination. When his protagonist declares, ”I am a teacher and a storyteller in that order,” he offers a clue to the mission underlying this immensely entertaining, keenly conceived and brilliantly realized puzzle of a novel. Ferry is offering us a covert refresher course in the revelatory power of story, the responsibility of writers and the unending hunger for truth.”
— Donna Seaman, Chicago Tribune

Quietly tricky…a novel, that for all the cleverness of its construction, is also earnest, engrossing and affecting.”
— Publishers Weekly

Shockingly, it succeeds as both a rich character study and a twisty whodunit, adding one more voice to the lively conversation about the boundaries between memoir and fiction. A-”
— Entertainment Weekly

A mordently funny and diabolically smart novel of happenstance and responsibility.”
— Booklist

[T]his is a soulful and well-written page-turner.”
— The Observer (UK)

Truly gripping.”
— Emmanuelle Smith, Big Issue (UK)

Genuinely thrilling and leads to a powerful and troubling climax.”
— Philip Womack, Literary Review (UK)

Peter Ferry’s first novel immediately captures the reader’s imagination, drawing you into a story filled with humour, tenderness and suspense… as entertaining as it is intriguing and not to be missed.”
— Aesthetica Magazine (UK)