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The Roundtable

It's A Long, Strange Trip In Drew Magary's "The Hike"

The Hike
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The Hike

In his second novel, Drew Magary shares some characteristics with the protagonist — they’re both Marylanders by way of Minnesota with a wife and three kids. But in this modern, fantasy take on the Odyssey, none of the rules of our dimension apply. What The Hike shares with his first novel, The Postmortal, is a keen eye for action and a deep understanding of human needs, fears and longing. Magary, a correspondent for GQ and a columnist for Deadspin, has written three other books, but is maybe most proud to be a Chopped champion.

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