Rolling Rock: a novella

by Jim Esch

They went in search of women, freedom, and sunglasses. What did they find? What did they lose? Craziness follows a bunch of misfit friends when they escape their safe suburban homes for a night of adventure in Atlantic City and New York City. A rollicking, edgy “time in a beer bottle” take on adolescent life in the 1980s. This was the first long form fiction I wrote, and it became my creative writing Master’s thesis at University of Texas, Austin.