The Road to Somewhere

The Road to Somewhere: An American Memoir is my first book. It is “a photo memoir of one man’s journey through America that is as sprawling and chaotic as the country itself.” Contains fifty thousand miles and 416 colorful pages with a map and index. Published by W. W. Norton.

“The inspiration is so simple: Head out at random into America and see what you find. James A. Reeves found the America no one seems to be looking for anymore, and he also found himself.”

—Roger Ebert

“The next page is always unexpected but never ill-considered and the writing hitches the hubris of the perpetual interloper to genuine empathy.”

—The Huffington Post

“A tantalizing 21st Century cross between James Agee’s Let Us Now Praise Famous Men and Jack Kerouac’s On the Road, this remarkable and utterly original memoir heralds the arrival of a new and important American voice. James A. Reeves’s The Road to Somewhere will take you places you will not easily forget.”

—Andre Dubus III