50 Rooms

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Zumaya Publications, 2008 - Fiction - 259 pages
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50 Rooms is a collection of short stories based around a cast of characters who live in and around an abandoned hotel just off Hollywood Boulevard-two homeless teenage punk rockers who roam the streets of Los Angeles, scamming and stealing just to survive another night in a brutal and unforgiving city; a man who works in a slaughterhouse desperately fighting to keep his sanity and find some kind of meaning in his life; an emotionally abused small person who reaches his breaking point in a convenience store; a maniacal Hollywood stuntman and his neglected girlfriend and a writer who is visited by the ghost of Charles Bukowski. These are just a few of the inhabitants of the dark corners of this forgotten world. The stories explore the lives of people most of us never come in contact with and would prefer not to know. They travel into environments we will likely only ever experience in the pages of 50 Rooms. This is an excursion into the darker side of life: in the underground Los Angeles punk scene of the mid-eighties, the slaughterhouse, the car of an addict driving to a murder, the barroom haunted by a literary legend and the halls and rooms of an abandoned Hollywood hotel. 50 Rooms takes you places you've never been before-and will leave you with memories you need no photographs to remember.

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