Burritos and Gasoline: A Novel

Burritos and Gasoline: A Novel

by Jamie Beckett


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After more than twenty years of bad decisions and spectacular personal failures, Frank Stevens, a lifelong underachiever, needs a drastic change. The day he is unceremoniously fired from his job he arrives home to find empty space. All of his belongings are gone, and so is his live-in girlfriend, Jackie. But things only get worse.

Four months later, on the brink of eviction and vaguely suicidal, Frank's salvation appears in the form of Danny Loughman, a nearly forgotten and barely recognizable childhood friend. Danny asks for what seems like a simple favor: a ride home. Easy enough, until Frank learns that "home" is a thousand miles away from his run-down, suburban Connecticut apartment. Seeing Danny's request as an opportunity to escape his miserable existence, Frank spontaneously embarks on a four-day long road trip with his old friend.

The journey forces Frank to evaluate his true character and discover the man he still could be. He has a chance at redemption if he can pull himself together, provided he isn't completely insane.

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ISBN-13: 9780595409129
Publisher: iUniverse, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/30/2006
Pages: 196
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.45(d)

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