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Five Ferries - Love, Loss & Liberty in Europe on No Dollars a Day
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William Michael Ried
Bill Ried graduated from the University of Michigan and Georgetown University Law Center and has practiced law for thirty-five years, almost as long as he has spent writing this novel. He lives with his wife in Manhattan.
Set in 1978, it is the story of a college graduate who yearns to escape a country and a family torn apart by the Vietnam War. Buoyed by his love of literature and a dream of living an odyssey of his own, he buys a one-way ticket for the journey he will come to call “Europe on No Dollars a Day.” He joins young people from around the world on a road with no clear destination. He hitchhikes, sleeps in the woods, looks for work and trades one paperback novel for another to maintain his alternate reality. Sympathetic hosts smooth his path, eager to repay kindnesses they received on their own travels. He finds instant friends and transient romance. His months of travel inevitably reveal the circle of life and make him confront the tension and the passion he left behind.
Two targets: baby boomers remembering (or fantasizing about) their own travels, and those coming of age now, who might consider stepping off the usual path for a look at the world and themselves.
Book cover type
An artist has provided an abstract hitchhiker image (attached above in green and blue). I would like to place this with some suggestion of the sea in the distance (tying in the title "Five Ferries"), with a lot of blank space for the title and subtitle, and the author's name centered at the bottom. Plan on 6x9". The story is set in 1978 so retro might work. I am uncertain about colors (although I suppose the sea should be blue) or fonts, or how big the hitchhiker image should be. You tell me.
What to avoid
I don't envision adding artwork beyond the supplied hitchhiker image and the distance view of the sea. Beyond this I am open to ideas about colors and fonts and general design. Note, the images I attached below came out square, cutting off top and bottom, and 2 author photos are current while one is (poor) photo from 1978. I guess I will choose one.
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