In his new, fresh-out-of-the-gate first offering, Bock takes a heart-breaking tour of the dark side of Vegas, the wasteland beyond the glittering Strip and within the glittering Strip.
Bocks diggs deep into the bleak underworld of lost children — runaways and rejects who are marooned, depraved and bewildered by an "all against all" culture. He's being called an American Dickens.
This hour On Point: Dark Vegas, Charles Bock, and a wrenching debut novel "Beautiful Children."Guest:
Charles Bock, author of "Beautiful Children: A Novel."
This program aired on February 1, 2008.