by John Marrs
How far would you run to escape your past?
For eight strangers in a Los Angeles backpacking hostel, even the other side of the world isn’t far enough.
The craving for a new identity and the chance to start again is something they have in common. But the search for a fresh start isn’t as easy as they’d imagined.
And they soon discover that it doesn’t matter where you are or who you are – if you can’t lay the past to rest, coincidence, fate and deception have a way of catching up with you when you least expect it.
The story centers around the Venice Beach International Hostel in LA, where travelers from all walks of life find a haven from the road.
This huge cast of characters descend on Venice Beach International Hostel. The only thing they seem to have in common is that, as backpackers and travellers, they have all ended up at the same hostel for a time. Each with their own stories to tell. Ranging from fame, domestic abuse, death, crime, obsession and just a sprinkling of love.