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This collection of fact and fiction was inspired by the time writer Lucius Shepard spent with members of a controversial brotherhood known as the Freight Train Riders of America. Shepard rode the rails throughout the western half of the United States with the disenfranchised, the homeless, the punks, the gangs, and the joy riders for the magazine article "The FTRA Story." That original article is presented here, along with two new novellas, "Over Yonder" and "Jailbait." In "Over Yonder," alcoholic Billy Long Gone finds himself on an unusual train. As Billy travels his health improves and his thinking clears, and he arrives in Yonder--an unlikely paradise where a few hundred hobos live in apparent peace and tranquility. But in Yonder, peace and tranquility breed complacency and startling deaths. "Jailbait" is a tale of deception, lust, revenge, and murder in the seedy underbelly of rail yards and train hopping. Madcat, who functions best in a whiskey-induced haze, must decide between solitude and companionship when he meets up with Grace, an underaged runaway.
Title: Two Trains Running
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: Golden Gryphon Press: March 2004
ISBN Number: 1930846231
ISBN Number 13: 9781930846234
Book Condition: Collectible - Like New
Jacket Condition: Very Good
Item: 10.90 Item
Seller ID: 18756
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