Zane's Trace (Paperback)

By Allan Wolf

Candlewick, 9780763643782, 208pp.

Publication Date: February 9, 2010

List Price: 7.99*
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Now in paperback! A coming-of-age road story with a supernatural twist — and a compulsively readable poetic novel about identity and belonging. (Age 14 and up)

Zane Guesswind has just killed his grandfather, or so he believes. So he steals the 1969 Plymouth Barracuda his father left behind and takes off on a manic trip to his mother’s grave to kill himself. Armed with a six-pack of Mountain Dew, a jumbo pack of Sharpies, and a loaded gun in the trunk, he’s headed to Zanesville, Ohio, with no rearview mirror and no more worries. On the way, he meets Libba, a young hitchhiker who shares his destination, and other mystic and mysterious characters. With each encounter and every mile marker, Zane gets farther from the life he knows —but closer to figuring out who he really is.

About the Author

Allan Wolf, an expert poet and storyteller, is the author of the award-winning NEW FOUND LAND: LEWIS AND CLARK'S VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY. He lives in Asheville, North Carolina.

Praise For Zane's Trace

"Told in dramatic free verse, Zane’s journey is part history,
part magical realism, and all heart-pounding suspense." — Booklist