Lucky Ride

Lucky Ride

by Terry Tierney

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Overview

When Flash's friend Rick shows up in Binghamton, New York, with an interstate weed delivery, he jumps at the chance to escape his wife Ronnie's affair with her middle-aged boss. On the speed-fueled drive to Fort Worth, Flash dodges a highway stalker and recalls his military service on Adak, a desolate cold war outpost where Seabees bravely defended their country with marijuana and LSD. Hitchhiking west from Fort Worth, Flash confronts Texas Rangers, amorous witches, armed felons, and good Samaritans, all offering advice and misdirection. But his dreams of starting fresh in California recede like a spent wave, his money gone and no chance of a job. Ronnie offers reconciliation and Flash must decide how much he still trusts the seductive pull of the irresistible campus radical he married before the draft descended on their lives.

Set in the Vietnam War era, LUCKY RIDE tells the story of a recent veteran, an unraveling marriage, and a hitchhiking trip steeped in hippie optimism, post-war skepticism, and drug-induced fantasy.



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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781950730933
Publisher: Unsolicited Press
Publication date: 12/31/2021
Pages: 332
Sales rank: 786,841
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Terry Tierney is a writer who hails from the Midwest, but has planted roots in the San Francisco Bay Area. After serving in the Seabees, he completed his BA and MA at Binghamton University, and completed a PhD in Victorian Literature at Emory University. He taught college composition and creative writing courses, and survived several Silicon Valley startups as a software engineer. He lives in Oakland with his wife, Michaelyn Burnette, a Librarian from the University of California, their two Persian cats, and their enthusiastic Golden Retriever. Tierney's work has appeared in countless publications. His poetry collection, The Poet's Garage, was published in May 2020 by Unsolicited Press. More can be learned at http://terrytierney.com.

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