Bright Before Us: An Annotated Tour

The characters in Bright Before Us definitely get around (prompting one reviewer to call the novel “a nihilistic road trip”). In the book’s many car rides, we follow the characters to dozens of Bay Area landmarks–and then on an epic cross-country drive, with stops in the no-man’s-land of rural Nebraska and the bustle of New York City. Here’s an annotated atlas of the real-life locations that inspired the story.


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