A cocktail mix of Hubert Selby Jr., Jay McInerney and Josh Stallings, with "L.A. Woman" playing in the background. Skewing the line between literary and noir, The Neon Lights Are Veins is a peephole into the underbelly of modern Los Angeles; a place where hometown hard-lucks and wayward hustlers scrounge for hope in gutters.
Top of the heap: Alvi Drake, an aged pro skateboarder whose lone thrill nowadays is a pill-fueled escape from the terror of past ghosts.
Once news hits of the disappearance of an old flame, Alvi’s plummet smashes through rock bottom, sending him on a quest to find her. With help from his fellow damned (Mongo, Chester and Faye), he spirals through neon wilderness, stumbling upon an underground of sex and drug trafficking, the depths of which street life has yet to take him.
Blinded by love and dismissing the reality of his actions, this hunt for another lost angel could be the biggest mistake in his track ridden life.
“Knight's slangy prose is a perfect fit for characters whose dreams die slowly or explosively.”
“High action. Very fast paced. A great read. Highly Recommended.”
S.W. Lauden, author of Bad Citizen Corporation and Grizzly Season
Nolan Knight is a native of Los Angeles' South Bay, and currently resides in Long Beach with his wife, son and daughter. His short fiction has been featured in various publications including Thuglit, Needle, Plots with Guns, Beat to a Pulp and Shotgun Honey. He was a staff writer for Los Angeles' biggest music magazine, the L.A. Record, from 2007 to 2010. The Neon Lights Are Veins is his debut novel.