A Budget Traveler’s Guide to the Museums of Europe
by J. M. Parker
Set against a European backdrop of hostels, trains and museums, A Budget Traveler’s Guide to the Museums of Europe is the story of a couple's attempts to reconcile life with dreams. Fresh from graduate school, travel writer Will Newsome sends to his publisher increasingly irreverent museum guides while trying to explore the difficult relationships between him and partners, new and old, male and female. Each lover is transformed by the other’s effort, and they realize they can do what they most want with their lives while traversing the continent.
J.M. Parker interned at The Stranger with Dan Savage, then editing at HarperCollins in Chicago, before moving between Paris, Istanbul and Berlin as a student, journalist and translator for fifteen years. His travel writing and reviews have appeared in Epicurean, France Today, Pride, the Journal of Narrative Politics and American Book Review. His short stories have appeared in Frank, Gertrude, Segue, ISLE, Intellectual Refuge, SAND and Jonathan, and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Paperback, 184 pages