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"This book bleeds truth - after you finish it, the blood will be on your hands."
Barry Gifford

A novel of crime, transport, and sex, I-5 tells the bleak and brutal story of Anya and her eponymous journey north from Los Angeles to Oakland on the interstate that bisects the Central Valley of California.

Anya is the victim of a deep deception. Someone has lied to her; and because of this lie, she is kept under lock and key, used by her employer to service men, and indebted for the privilege. In exchange, she lives in the United States and fantasizes on a future American freedom. Or as she remarks to a friend, Would she rather be fucking a dog...or living like a dog? In Anya's world, it's a reasonable question.

Much of I-5 transpires on the eponymous interstate. Anya travels with her 'manager' and driver from Los Angeles to Oakland. It's a picaresque journey: a drop at Denny's, a bad patch of tulle fog, a visit to a 'correctional facility,' a rendezvous with an organ grinder, and a dramatic entry across Oakland's city limits.

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Paperback Editions

January 2011 : Canada Paperback
thumbTitle: I-5: A Novel of Crime, Transport, and Sex (Large Print 16pt)
Author(s): Summer Brenner
ISBN: 1-4596-1124-1 / 978-1-4596-1124-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

May 2009 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: I-5: A Novel of Crime, Transport, and Sex (Switchblade)
Author(s): Summer Brenner
ISBN: 1-60486-019-7 / 978-1-60486-019-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: PM Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

November 2010 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: I-5 (Switchblade)
Author(s): Summer Brenner
Publisher: PM Press
Availability: Amazon UK   

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