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by Gehla S. Knight

294 pages
Two midlife losers looking for the off-ramp to Dream City.

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Category: Fiction:Humor
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About the Book
Two irrepressible midlife losers Lester McKue and Mike Bochsleiter, good-hearted dead-enders are on a three-day odyssey across Oregon and Idaho. Lester is a short-changed dreamer who believes the Gospel according to the Readers Digest. Mike is a bargain-basement schemer whose latest game is selling burial and cremation policies for the Peaceful Assurance Company of Hackensack, New Jersey.

Ricocheting through the simmering summer of 1967 on their way to a retirement village with a penned-up cache of prospects, they stumble into a café stickup. Hitching a ride with Mona, an over-ripe Elvis zealot in her Graceland Vanatorium they head for Memphis with her relics -- a sliver of toenail and a wart from the Pelvis himself.

On the lam, the trio end up at a low-rent motel where all the characters change partners as the law closes in, and it's time to pull the plug on their clumsy crime spree.

Mike and Lester are trippers on life's service road, never guessing as they watch a State Patrol stampede whiz by their wounded wreck that they're bound for EAT AND GET GAS, not the off-ramp to Dream City.


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About the Author
Gehla S. Knight Knight's fiction combines twisted plots, off-beat characters, quirky humor, romance and mystery. A fifth generation Oregonian, Knight draws on experience as a criminal justice investigator and is a frequent lecturer to legal and forensic organizations. Knight has also served as a script consultant for Regency Fox Film Productions.



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