Car Palace brilliantly portrays a perilous journey across a bridge joining commerce and literature, revealing several regions of the soul—marriage, morals, ambition and risk—and asks, what does it mean to control your own destiny?
Ed and Donna married young, were adventurous together, successful together, but now, with two children in tow, they find themselves trapped in an entrepreneurial work prison of their own making. Donna seeks freedom to pursue archeol – ogy; Ed wants to study literature. But the children must eat, their parents must pay the mortgage. How do irreconcilable dreams meet today’s challenges? The reader is plunged into a Main Street arena to see men and women working the seams of the fractured American Dream, stitch – ing hope and ambition together to overcome risk. A tale of two cultures, a love story, an American story. A memoir ripped from the Great American Experience—and more timely than ever.
A Note About The Author
Gediminas Trimakas spent his childhood in Europe and teenage years in New York City. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in fiction, a graduate degree in finance, and served with distinction in the US Army Signal Corps. As a Sonora Review editor he published prose by Maxine Kumin, the United States poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner. He wrote three novels under a pen name – Morning Light won praise from Kirkus Reviews and Publisher’s Weekly. He lives with his wife in the Pacific Northwest.