Struggling to pay for his recent divorce, a British journalist hopelessly adrift in California is assigned by his editor to spend a month living on the Internet, hunting for the American Dream and reporting back in a daily column. Cut off from the outside world for thirty days, he journeys through the depths of cyberspace in search of meaning. Instead, he finds a weirdness and depravity that strangely mirrors his own wild ride from London to Los Angeles. In hot pursuit of an irresistible, if somewhat psychotic ex-girlfriend, he had travelled across the globe, conveniently ignoring the fact that she was engaged to someone else. As their relationship sours, he neglects a couple of things, like work permits and green cards. Suddenly, his dreams of movies, perfect bodies and endless sunshine are quickly replaced with the grim realities of being strip-searched at the County Jail. This is the LA they don't tell you about in guidebooks...
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(198mm x 126mm x mm)
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Author Biography - Lawrence Robinson
Lawrence Robinson's work has appeared in Arena, The Face, Loaded, .net and LA Weekly. He worked as a stockbroker in London before moving to Hollywood to become a screenwriter, selling screenplays to studio and independent production companies. Visit him at www.britwriter.com