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Drive

Drive
  • Author(s): James Sallis
  • Location(s): Arizona, Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Modern

Set mostly in Arizona and L.A., Drive is about a man who does stunt driving for movies by day and drives for criminals at night. Sallis combines murder, treachery and payback in a sinister plot with resonances of 1940s...

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Foreign Bodies

Foreign Bodies
  • Author(s): Cynthia Ozick
  • Location(s): Los Angeles, New York City (NYC), Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): 1950s

The book is set among Jewish-Americans in the early 1950’s, the McCarthy years of loyalty oaths. Bea Nightingale,in her 50s is divorced in NYC where she teaches English and has put her life on hold since her divorce. She...

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Gardenias

Gardenias
  • Author(s): Faith Sullivan
  • Location(s): San Diego
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1940s onwards

The novel begins in 1942, when nine-year-old Lark and her newly separated mother and aunt Betty travel by train from southern Minnesota to San Diego. Eager to obtain war work and as much distance as possible from her estranged...

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Harbor Nocturne

Harbor Nocturne
  • Author(s): Joseph Wambaugh
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Crime
  • Era(s): Modern

Set in San Pedro, a southern district of Los Angeles and one of the world’s busiest ports. Dinko Babich and Medina, a young Mexican dancer, from a local topless bar start building up a relationship, a life together fraught...

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I Heart Hollywood

I Heart Hollywood
  • Author(s): Lindsey Kelk
  • Location(s): Los Angeles
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

Celebs, sunshine and beautiful boys…enough to lead a girl astray? Angela Clark can’t believe her luck… she’s an English girl living in New York with a dream job at hip magazine The Look and a sexy boyfriend. Her latest...

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Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions

Jerusalem Ablaze: Stories of Love and Other Obsessions
  • Author(s): Orlando Ortega-Medina
  • Location(s): Israel, Los Angeles, Quebec, Tokyo
  • Genre(s): Short Stories
  • Era(s): Contemporary

In Jerusalem’s Old City a young priest and a dominatrix converse in the dying light; on Oregon’s windswept coast a fragile woman discovers a body washed up on the beach after a storm; and in Postwar Japan a young...

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Liberty Silk

Liberty Silk
  • Author(s): Kate Beaufoy
  • Location(s): Los Angeles, Paris
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1919, 1945, 1965

One beautiful dress is the key to three brave women’s destinies… France 1919: Jessie is celebrating the last heady days of her honeymoon. But when her husband suddenly disappears she finds herself bereft. Until a chance encounter thrusts her...

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Look at me now

Look at me now
  • Author(s): Miranda Dickinson
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

How far would you go to make a new start? Heart-warming and romantic, Take a Look at Me Now will make you laugh, cry and cheer Nell on from start to finish. What a difference a day makes… Nell...

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On a Night Like this

On a Night Like this
  • Author(s): Ellen Sussman
  • Location(s): San Francisco
  • Genre(s): Romance
  • Era(s): Modern

They met in high school, but had nothing in common: Blair Clemens, a Bohemian chick who kept to herself, and Luke Bellingham, the golden boy – rich handsome, and destined for greatness. Now, years later, Luke has fulfilled his...

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Orange County Noir

Orange County Noir
  • Author(s): Gary Phillips
  • Location(s): California
  • Genre(s): Crime, Short Stories

These noir stories take readers on a hard-boiled tour behind the Orange curtain where a reclusive rock star has lived way too long in his own head, a crooked judge uses the court for illicit means, a cab driver...

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Enter the inaugural TripFiction 'Sense of Place' Creative Writing Competition!

750 - 3000 words with strong 'sense of place' theme

Short story, travelogue, or memoir

Top judges to decide the winners

Cash prizes totalling £500 / $600 

Winning entry published on TripFiction site and publicised on Social Media

Entries close 15th November 2020