The Almost Lost, Last Sailor and Luna Story, in Which Their Son, Pace Roscoe Ripley, Finds His WayBook - 2015
A novel of violence, of love, and introspection, The Up-Down follows a man who leaves home and all that's familiar, finds true love, loses it, and finds it again. Pace's voyage is outward, among strangers, and inward into the fifth direction that is the up-down, in a sweeping, voracious human tale that takes no prisoners, witnesses extreme brutalities and expresses a childlike amazement. Here the route goes from New Orleans, to Chicago to Wyoming to Bay St. Clement, North Carolina, but the geography he is charting is always first and foremost unchartable.
Publisher: New York : Seven Stories Press, 
Edition: A Seven Stories Press first edition
Characteristics: 224 pages ; 22 cm