The Last Taxi Driver (MP3 CD)

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By Lee Durkee, Patrick Girard Lawlor (Narrated by)
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Lee Durkeeā€™s debut novel Rides of the Midway was published in 2001. This funny and affecting Bildungsroman set in Mississippi perfectly captured the 70s. Almost twenty years later, Durkee delivers his sophomore novel The Last Taxi Driver about a pre-Uber driver, Lou, in a small town. In a fever dream of events, Lou shares his philosophy, knowledge and rules for driving. By turns hilarious, angry and sweet, once again Durkee perfectly captures the mood of our time.

— Lyn


This darkly comedic novel centers around a day in the life of an exhausted middle-aged hackie who's about to lose his job to Uber, his girlfriend to lethargy, and his ability to stand upright to chronic back spasms. Lou--a lapsed novelist and UFO enthusiast who has returned to his home state of Mississippi after decades away--drives for a ramshackle taxi company that operates on the outskirts of a college town among the trailer parks and housing projects. With Lou's way of life fast vanishing, an ex-dispatcher returns to town on the lam, triggering a bedlam shift that will test Lou's sanity and perhaps cost him his life. Against this backdrop, Lou has to keep driving and driving--even if that means aiding and abetting the host of criminal misfits haunting the back seat of his Town Car. Written by a former cabbie, The Last Taxi Driver careens through the highways and backroads of North Mississippi as Lou becomes increasingly somnambulant and his fares increasingly eccentric.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781690585480
ISBN-10: 169058548X
Publisher: Dreamscape Media
Publication Date: March 3rd, 2020
Language: English