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Up Nights, Daniel Kine’s second book, is a classic road novel for a new generation. In raw, unrelenting prose, Kine tells the story of the complexities of human relationships when four friends embark on an existential journey through the underbelly of society. As they drift from city to city, they each struggle to connect with the disenchanted people they encounter along the way. Up Nights speaks to the reality of the human condition: the unequivocal impermanence of life.
“Up Nights is part honest reporting back to the “straights”—what the underbelly of living a young American life is made of —and part intimate, fierce, unflinching, graphic, agonizing, confessional beauty. Not since Burroughs have I wanted to read a book and then maybe eat it alive. Daniel Kine shows us the untethered soul of the 21st century youth-trip—designed via dream, language, image. Say hello to your uncontainable Id.” — Lidia Yuknavitch, author of The Chronology of Water
“…this book touches on hard topics, but topics that we all have dealt with from time to time. Kine made a modern day and more assessable version of Gatsby.” — Portland Book Review