Set in a fictional county in Appalachia called Hawgwaller, The Streamlined Locomotive primarily centers around the maturing of Theopolis P. Bezelbottom, who is from a wealthy family of leaders of industry, who in their day were known as robber barons.
The Streamlined Locomotive is a gripping book that follows the story of Theopolis, who is set to modify his way of life to get his family’s support and maintain his position of power.
Up until the 1950s, passenger trains were pulled by steam locomotives. In the 1930s, some major railroads in the United States and other countries covered their high-speed passenger locomotives with sheet metal in a simplified, aerodynamic Art Deco style known as Streamline Moderne.
Some railroad companies added streamlined passenger cars to complement the locomotives. More than just a means of transport, streamliners have inspired the imaginations of writers to craft compelling work around it, such as Stephen Lloyd Auslenders The Streamlined Locomotive.
Set in Hawgwaller, a fictional county in the Appalachian area of the United States of America, The Streamlined Locomotive primarily centers around the maturing of Theopolis P. Bezelbottom. Theo, as he is called, is the scion of a wealthy family of traditional leaders of industry who were referred to as robber barons.
Theo desires to live a laid-back and carefree life with minimal responsibility. He expects to inherit control of Hawgwaller and the primary section of some of the major railroads in the United States. Theos’ uncle, Throckmorton P. Bezelbottom, the leader of this clan, has assigned Theo the task of backing up Theos’ other uncle, Aloysius P. Bezelbottom, who runs the county. However, Aloysius now expects Theo to create a modern, streamlined steam locomotive for the country’s two-bit third-rate feeder railroad.
Theo understands that to keep his affluent position in the family, and he must successfully perform all the tasks he is now required to undertake. If he fails to meet the expectations, he will lose his wealth and favored position in the family and be drafted into the Army, with World War II on the brink of breaking out.
Will Theo be able to fulfill the expectations that surround him? Readers will have fun discovering the ending of Stephen Lloyd Auslenders’ page-turning book.
The Streamlined Locomotive blends humor and excitement into one gripping novel. It highlights relevant life lessons surrounding the value of wealth, family, and identity while making its readers have a good laugh. It is Auslenders debut book, a story that sprung into his mind while making sculpture.
Interested readers of The Streamlined Locomotive by Stephen Lloyd Auslender may grab a copy of the book on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Learn more about the author and his works by visiting his website at https://www.slauslenderarts.com/.
The Streamlined Locomotive
Author: Stephen Lloyd Auslender
Published Date: August 10, 2020
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Genre: Humorous Literature
Stephen Lloyd Auslender earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Design and later translated his surrealist visions into sculpture, earning a Master of Fine Arts degree. He furthered his academic pursuits with a Doctorate in Creative Arts. With a career spanning over fifty years, he has dedicated his expertise to teaching and working in both Mechanical Design and Sculpture. Auslender’s outlook on life is a harmonious blend of comedy and tragedy. Having retired from the fields of Mechanical Design and Education, he currently focuses on sculpting and writing.