About the Book
Sayville Tales is a tragicomic hotchpotch of hot air on wheels. It's also a glimpse of happenstance's possibilities, resembling a roll of vividly imagined wallpaper imprinted with a design that never repeats itself unless it's for a greater effect. The real question is, how could you possibly know what the ride is like if you don't get on the train?
Lawrence Jay Switzer, designer of the ongoing Walt Whitman Series (six volumes in print to date) and producer of illustrated biographies of history's most famous courtesans, published his first work of fiction in 2019, entitled Sayville Tales, a Novel of Traveler's Tales. In the tradition of The Canterbury Tales, Sayville Tales is comprised of more than a dozen stories told by modern-day passengers on a railroad journey. The following year he published the first of three planned books about a fictional American metropolis. The title of the first volume is Beacon City Confidential.