Travel with Riding the Dog in short stories that inhabit the world of Greyhound buses. These stories come out of the author's 30,000 miles on Geryhounds as she searched for the ghost of Texas music legend Blaze Foley.
Meet ticket agents, bus drivers, passengers and refugees. Appearing every other week like clockwork, a mysterious woman beguiles a bus driver with his own precise code of professionalism. Two travelers who have just met exchange trinkets, unaware of a past that connects them. A woman searches the country by bus, looking for her brother who disappeared in New York City on 9/11. A drunken musician loses his most treasured possession on a deserted road in West Texas. A soldier returning from Iraq with PTSD is welcomed home on a broken-down bus.
Follow these travelers as they move away from or towards their intersecting lives. If you want a glimpse of another America, take the bus. If you can't catch the bus, take Riding the Dog.