Matt Norton, high school class of 2000, is tired of Kansas. His divorced
parents barely know him, his distracted girlfriend barely cares, and he needs
a change. College offers the promise of freedom from all he has known and
grown to hate.
Antigone Edgewood, college dropout, is fleeing Chicago. Her abusive boyfriend
has gone too far, and now she will go as far as she can to get away. A late-night
diner offers the chance to sit down and contemplate her future.
Joe Ewing is investigating what he secretly suspects to be the biggest crime of
Loosely Based is a story of interstates and intersections in modern American
life. About the Author:
Storey Clayton was born in Carson City, Nevada in 1980. He proceeded to
visit 45 additional United States in the years that followed, giving him a variety
of perspectives on its inhabitants. He has eagerly applied such perspective
to writing and to debate, winning the North American Parliamentary Debate championship
for Brandeis University in 2001.
Clayton graduated from Brandeis the following year with degrees in History and
Philosophy. He now works in libraries and lives with his fiancee Emily and
cat Pandora, in Berkeley, California. Loosely Based is Clayton’s
Since Publishing Loosely Based:
Storey Clayton has married his fiancee Emily, moved to Oakland, and switched from
library work to counseling emotionally disturbed youth in a group home. He
is currently working on his second novel, tentatively titled American Dream