The Bright Shop (PDF LINK) A European refugee designs a new life in 1960s Los Angeles only to see it crumble, near the Pacific, on the edge of a new decade.
Colton Banning is back. He is living, near the Venice canals, in a messy house full of conflicted characters. Surrounded by dirt, disorder and self-absorption, he is lusted after by an older woman and taken into a poet’s suffering. Journal of American Progress (PDF)
A young, poor athlete moves from the desert to Santa Monica, attempts to pull his own life up from the depths, and becomes involved with a rich woman, her ex-husband, and a sex tape. Somebodies and Nobodies (PDF LINK)