The Drive: Tyler Keevil sells new novel
5th November 2012
Fans of Tyler’s writing will be excited to hear that Myriad have recently purchased English language rights for his second novel, The Drive. The Drive tells the story of Trevor, who embarks on an epic road trip from Vancouver to California with only a flea-ridden cat as a companion, all in an attempt to mend his broken heart. Myriad describe it as ‘An odyssey of Homeric proportions, told with a searing clarity reminiscent of Willy Vlautin or Patrick de Witt’ with ‘all the adventure and surrealism of Hunter S Thompson’s Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas but overlaid with heartfelt yearning and hope.’ While Matthew Francis has called it ‘A road novel like no other I’ve read. Trevor’s journey into the American north-west and his own wounded ego is magical, hilarious, dark and crazy.’
Tyler, who lectures on The University of Gloucestershire BA and MA Creative Writing courses, is the author of Fireball, which was longlisted for Wales Book of the Year, was shortlisted for the Guardian Not the Booker prize, and received the Media Wales People’s Prize in 2011. He is a prolific short story writer and a collection of his shorter fiction is also anticipated in 2013. You can read more about Tyler here and more about his new novel here.