Not Fade Away

Jim Dodge

Not Fade Away by Jim Dodge (Paperback ISBN 9781841954868) book cover

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Floorboard George Gastin is part of an insurance scam to wreck a pure white, mint condition ‘59 Cadillac originally intended for The Big Bopper as a token of an admirer’s love. But Floorboard George has other ideas and when he disappears with the car, gangsters and cops are soon in hot pursuit.On the road, the crazy characters, hitch-hikers and demented preachers he meets provide the high-octane entertainment as George covers many miles - and states of mind - in his quest to find the true spirit of rock ‘n’ roll.


“rock’n’roll”
the Times

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“The best road novel never to be adapted for the big screen - Vanishing Point with a point, Easy Rider with no hippies and a sense of historical depth.”
the Guardian

“expect your brain cells to be frazzled by the funk and fervour of his prose.”
the Herald

“Man, we’re on the road again! Big fun!”
time Out


Jim Dodge

Jim Dodge is the author of three novels - Fup, Not Fade Away and Stone Junction - and a collection so poetry and short prose, Rain on the River.

He lives on an isolated ranch in western Sonoma County and has been by turns an apple picker, a carpet layer, a teacher, a professional gambler, a shepherd for five years and a woodcutter. He currently works as an environmental restorer - primarily tree planting, log-jam removal and erosion control.