LAIKONIK EXPRESS is about a trio of life's joys, namely: the road trip, (or more strictly train trip); the mystery of unlikely friendship; and the powerful experience of true connection with strangers from a strange culture. Wise and uplifting, LAIKONIK EXPRESS is a central European "Sideways" with vodka not wine.
Nolan Kennedy is a young American teaching English in Istanbul and hanging out with his alcoholic friend Don Darius. Don might also be the greatest living American novelist judging by the script Kennedy finds in Don's trash. But Don has left town and Kennedy had better find him and persuade him to get serious about the book before Don decides to get serious about the vodka. The catalyst Don thinks will help is finding the woman he met on the LAIKONIK EXPRESS. Kennedy and Don embark on a journey to find her in back-of-beyond Central Europe but en route find much more than a mysterious woman.
About the Author
Nick Sweeney is a veteran short story writer, editor, teacher and the guitarist in the Trans-Siberian Marching Band. We're honoured to be involved with the launch of his novel writing career.