Car Palace

The reader is plunged into a Main Street arena to see men and women working the seams of the fractured American Dream, stitching hope and ambition together to overcome risk.

The Lithuanian-born author, Gediminas “Ed” Trimakas, brilliantly portrays a perilous journey across a bridge joining commerce and literature, revealing several regions of the soul—marriage, morals, ambition and risk—and asks, what does it mean to control your own destiny?

Based on events 25-years in the making, he paused the memoir to write novels as Holland Kane, and to serve as nonfiction editor of a literary magazine where he published prose by Maxine Kumin, the United States poet laureate and Pulitzer Prize winner. But the question of personal destiny remained. His quest for an answer is an American story, a love story too, a memoir ripped from the Great American Experience—and more timely than ever.