Will Southern California or Las Vegas offer Lydia, a shantytown tomboy, a fresh start in life?
Will violence, addiction, alienation, corruption, alcoholism, social norms, the holocaust, deceit, and passion defeat her or strengthen her? Dust Bowl and Great Depression exiles caravan along Route 66, known as the Mother Road, settling in Long Beach for abundant job opportunities, expanding as the nation readies for WWII. Lydia, however, is surrounded by creatures of instinct immersed in the underbelly of the red light district.
Can she break free from a life of errors?
This spellbinding American historical family saga spanning four generations will take you on a coming-of-age journey of deception, hardship, and bravery. Join Lydia on her unforgettable odyssey through Americana but hang on tight for a wild and crazy ride.