|Publisher||St. Martin's Griffin|
|Publication date||June 2004|
|Media type||Print (Paperback) also Audio Book|
|Pages||368 pp (paperback edition)|
|ISBN||ISBN 0-312-32466-9 (paperback edition)|
|Dewey Decimal||813/.6 22|
|LC Classification||PS3566.I316 S55 2004|
The novel is the story of two friends, Miles and Jack, who go away together for the last time to steep themselves in everything that makes it good to be young and single. During the week before Jack plans to marry, the pair heads out from Los Angeles to the Santa Ynez wine country.
In 2004, the novel was made into a film, Sideways, directed by Alexander Payne. Although the film largely follows the book's outline, there are multiple differences between the two, especially regarding the two main characters' involvement with the two women during the course of their trip. Despite this, Pickett describes the screenplay as "faithfully" adapted from his novel. Pickett himself did not work on the screenplay adaptation at all.
A self-published sequel to the original novel entitled Vertical and written by Rex Pickett was released in September 2010.
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