THE GREAT BARRINGTON TRAIN WRECK
by Robert Trainor
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NOTE: This novel can also be purchased with five other novels of mine for $3.49 in an anthology entitled Six Novels. The Great Barrington Train Wreck is also contained in Four Novels, which is another anthology of mine that sells for $2.99.
Living on the street isn't easy, but Mike Stratton knows his way around... at least until the day that he almost dies from hypothermia. Scrambling around, he finds a job as a cab driver, rents an apartment, and falls in love with his most beautiful fare, the enigmatic Alexandra Hughes. Alexandra, who is only twenty, has a boyfriend, but Mike is obsessed with her, and before long, it appears that she needs him -- especially on the night when she tells him, through a flood of tears, that her father has murdered her boyfriend and is coming after her.
But all is not quite what it seems in this tale of a down-and-out guy who is never able to see through the smokescreen of his lust... or see through the erotic night he spends in bed with Alexandra... or see through Alexandra's mysterious disappearance... or see through his unexpected arrest for murder.
The following is an excerpt from Part One:
Just to introduce myself, I'm about as poor as poor can get. Not third-world malnutrition poor, but dirtbag American poor--tattered, friendless, homeless. Twenty years ago, when I was fifteen, I dropped out of high school, and a year later, I was booted out of my parent's house. Since then, I've been living on the streets and have hardly even slept in an apartment, much less rented one. During the long, cold northern winters, I've gone from one homeless shelter to another or from one abandoned house to another. In the summers, I usually crash in the city park, or on rainy nights, I'll walk the five miles to the state forest where I've dug a hole in the ground that's covered with logs, tarpaulin, and brush. Meanwhile, through it all, drugs and alcohol have been my staples--morning, noon, and night.
Even though I have no formal education to ...
Genre: Literary Fiction
Length: 212 Pages (842 KB)Lending: EnabledAdded: Sep 25th, 2020