"I could have died just then . . . no one knew where I was. I was off the map. Alone. Geeked into jibberish, crouched down there in the dirt."
Being beatnik is tough going. So is getting dumped by your boyfriend, and not having much of a life to speak of. But does Vicky deserve all the heartache she comes across in the desert? A kooky town, a mysterious boy, and a bunch of wackos hiding out in the scrub isn't exactly what Vicky has in mind when she dreams of taking to the road. But that's exactly what she gets.
'Eat Well And Stay Out Of Jail' is as hot and dangerous as tar sizzling in the midday sun.