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Richard Cambridge

Cambridge, Massachusetts
I'm looking for an agent for my novel, RIDE (61K words) — a coming of age story, set in the Nineties—an odyssey through fifty years of American culture. Think “My Generation” with a radical twist.

Two days before a scheduled reading more than a thousand miles away, a poet’s car breaks down. Instead of calling it quits, he decides to hitchhike from Massachusetts to North Carolina for the event. It’s a clock-racing trip involving 15 separate rides where the poet meets an assortment of quirky characters, all willing to pick up an unusual-looking man, three decades after anyone in their right mind thought about hitchhiking—or daring to stop for a stranger.