A Drazen World Novella
America struggles in the grip of depression. Yet happy days are here again, they’re told. Booze is back. Breadlines are shorter. Drought-weary farmers have left the dusty Middle West plains for the sweet and dripping golden groves of California.
In Los Angeles, bean fields are turned into boulevards, farm girls into femme fatales, and dreams and names are made and lost overnight.
Jack O’Drassen is an East Coast Irish prince looking to build a kingdom out of Hollywood’s back lots. But when he meets a beautiful young woman on the train heading west, he falls. Hard.
Minnie is a mystery. A girl with mischief in her eyes and worry on her brow. She has big plans but few words. A bright future and a murky past.
Yet LA is a land of dreams. And dreams are illusions. Even nightmares. Jack’s sanity, his sobriety, even his life is threatened. All to answer one question:
Who is the girl on the train?