Aging widower Russ Lanaker knows he doesn't know his neighbors--but when he finds out one of them was a witness to, and career expert on, the strange UFO phenomenon known as the Phoenix Lights, he realizes that's a situation he'd like to change. What follows is an odyssey out of his air-conditioned comfort zone, through the sun-baked Arizona suburbs, and onto the franchise-lined (and not-so-great) American road.
"Alex Higley's Old Open is an adventure and a riddle; a winding tale that's equal parts Coen Brothers and Denis Johnson. A gruff, generous, insightful, very funny book, and I simply loved it."
- Lindsay Hunter, author, Eat Only When You're Hungry