Leaving Las Vegas
1st Grove Press pbk. ed.
Leaving Las Vegas, the first novel by John O'Brien, is a disturbing and emotionally wrenching story of a woman who embraces life and a man who rejects it, a powerful tale of hard luck and hard drinking and a relationship of tenderness and destruction. An avowed alcoholic, Ben drinks away his family, friends, and, finally, his job. With deliberate resolve, he burns the remnants of his life and heads for Las Vegas to end it all in the last great binge of his hopeless life. On the Strip, he picks up Sera, a prostitute, in what might have become another excess in his self-destructive jag. Instead, their chance meeting becomes a respite on the road to oblivion as they form a bond that is as mysterious as it is immutable. Leaving Las Vegas tells a powerful story of unconditional love between two disenfranchised souls who connect for a fleeting moment.
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|record_details||ils:.b11484457|Book|Books|1st Grove Press pbk. ed.|English|Grove Press,|c1995.|189 p. : port. ; 22 cm.|
|subject_facet||Alcoholics -- Fiction, Las Vegas (Nev.) -- Fiction, Prostitutes -- Fiction|
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