In this adventurous tale of discovery, author Sara San Angelo explores some of the fundamental questions of life while taking the reader on a journey into a world of train-hopping hobos, pleasure seekers and spiritual mentors.Carrie thought she hadMoreIn this adventurous tale of discovery, author Sara San Angelo explores some of the fundamental questions of life while taking the reader on a journey into a world of train-hopping hobos, pleasure seekers and spiritual mentors.Carrie thought she had done everything right.
She graduated college with a sensible accounting degree, got a good job with benefits and a 401k, and landed the perfect specimen of a boyfriend. But as time wore on, cracks began to appear in the facade of her reality. Carrie soon learned that the sensible life is filled with monotony, disappointment and pain.College had not prepared her for the harsh reality of office life.
For forty hours a week, Carrie sat in a grey cubicle crunching numbers for an ungrateful boss. She learned that new ideas were not to be tolerated and the prevailing office politics had more to do with the social order of the group than with any policy.While her office life was the epitome of tedium, her home life was degenerating into turmoil. Carrie soon found out that her perfect boyfriend hid a dark secret of infidelity and abuse.
Her nights were filled with alcohol-fueled rage and deceptive alibis. Carrie slowly sank into a spiral of despair with suicidal thoughts floating to the surface of her mind. Then one day the perfect storm of defeat convinces Carrie that it was time. Armed with a twelve pack of beer and a gun, she drives out to a secluded spot on the railroad tracks to muster the courage.Little did she know that she was on the cusp of a great adventure bundled in the form of train-hopper Foster who stumbles upon Carrie and convinces her that life is more than preparing to die.
With nothing left to lose, Carrie in turn, convinces Foster to take her with him. What ensues is a cross-country roller coaster ride of strange characters, new places and unexpected friends.Foster shows Carrie what its like to live underneath the surface of life, in a carefree world of no alarm clocks, angry bosses or abusive boyfriends. A world where time is irrelevant and life comes freely. But Carries transition is not without difficulty as hitchhiking and train hopping are the norm, the weather is a harsh reality and money is as elusive as a hot meal.But as Carrie and Foster grow closer through the people they meet and the experiences they share, a spark of hope grows in each of them that being in the right place at the right time can have a life-long impact.Sara San Angelos debut novel, Drift, is a timeless classic for a new generation.
It questions many fundamental mores of our society and gives the reader a glimpse of another life hidden just beneath the surface.