About the Book
Talk is cheap and tickets are cheaper, but what are the rules? First of all--as your mother often told you--be sure you are wearing clean underwear because anything can happen. Second, recognize that there aren't any rules. It's every passenger for himself.
Sayville Tales is a tragicomic hotchpotch of hot air on wheels. It's also a glimpse of happenstance's possibilities, resembling a roll of vividly imagined wallpaper imprinted with a design that never repeats itself unless it's for a greater effect. The real question is, how could you possibly know what the ride is like if you don't get on the train?
Lawrence Jay Switzer, designer of the ongoing Walt Whitman Series (six volumes in print to date) and producer of illustrated biographies of history's most famous courtesans, has published his first work of fiction. In the tradition of The Canterbury Tales, Sayville Tales is comprised of more than a dozen stories told by modern-day passengers on a railroad journey.