People come across each other, more by necessity or happenstance than by desire, and the odd relationships they forge become obsessive, inappropriate, and murderous. A blue collar menagerie becomes entangled in webs of deceit, extortion, crime and unfulfilled desires. What seems to be unrelated stories tie into a common and unexpected finale where art imitates imperfect life.
His first trip to the Strip in Las Vegas had left him in awe of the glitter, of the waste of water in the desert, of the crowds walking and rolling along the boulevard and teeming inside the outlandish casinos. His second trip had been like going to the McDonald’s down the street from his house with the smell of fries spilled on the floor. He had seen the haggard faces of casino workers after long shifts and decrepit gamblers throwing away their money down shiny slots to be rewa...