The Book's Title - According to a brief forward, this name is a quote from a song by 1960s songwriter Lou Reed.
Drugs and Alcoholappears in All Stories - These objects play defining roles in the action of several of the stories in this collection, particularly Out on Bail, Dundun, and Emergency.
Iowaappears in Several Stories - This location, renowned for its flatness and its agricultural and rural sensibilities, is the setting for several of the stories. Its stark landscape providing an evocative backdrop for the equally stark narratives of human desperation set against it.
Seattleappears in Several Stories - This location on the north west coast of the United States is generally wet and lush.
The Vineappears in Several Stories - This location is a lower/working class bar and is the setting for important encounters in several stories. It is portrayed as a kind of...
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