Cruise Control

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Permanent Press, 2002 - Fiction - 165 pages
An intensely personal investigation of loss told with intelligence and restraint, Victoria Jenkins' second novel, Cruise Control, is an exploration of space and self, real and unreal, and a noir celebration of language and observation.

Geographically and psychologically adrift following a divorce, Louise begins an odyssey that takes her from Seattle to Los Angeles, across Texas and into Mexico. Her big car, the expansive empty West, and a film director who is very precise and specific about what he wants, people her landscape. Louise herself is very unsure about what she desires, and characters, events and circumstances all contribute to her unmooring.

While Louise herself may seem adrift, her wry wit and specificity of language make loneliness sexy, cinematic, and ultimately, deeply involving.

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Jenkins's autobiographical second novel (after Relative Distances, 1990) explores the miasma that ensues in the wake of divorce, as Louise, a Seattle-based screenwriter and mother of two, steps right ... Read full review

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HAL SIRKIN, JIM HEMERLING and ARINDAM BHATTACHARYA are partners of the Boston Consulting Group. Sirkin, based in Chicago, is a Senior Vice President and worldwide leader of BCG Global Operations practice. Hemerling, who has been based in Shanghai since 2000, is the managing director of BCG Greater China. Bhattacharya is a BCG Vice President, and leads the firm's office in New Delhi.
JOHN BUTMAN was the collaborating writer for PAYBACK and TRADING UP: THE NEW AMERICAN LUXURY (Portfolio 2003) and author of many other titles.

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