Four American Tales: A Quartet of Evocative Stories about Love and Loss, Struggle and Ambition from the 1950s to the Present Day
Wichega – an atmospheric tale of childhood’s dreams and nightmares; A Hundred Ways to Live – crime and punishment on the road to nowhere; Ballbusters on Parade – an unconventional parable of life in the sex industry; Uncle Mort – an unexpected bequest leads to marital problems.
A World of Hopes and Fears on the Wrong Side of the American Dream …
Sweet Pea is drawn to the dark lake beneath the highway her Daddy takes every day. But where does he go? And will the Wichega catch him?
‘She imagined its eyes looking down, watching her, watching everything that lived and breathed, that crawled and died upon the unforgiving earth.’
A hint of Southern Gothic; small-time outlaws on the road; sun and sex in the San Fernando Valley; an empty house in rural Virginia.