In the early 1970s in northern New Mexico, a hitch-hiker, a man on the run, finds himself in a small, rural village. The village is no average village and its vaudeville of characters, who run the gamut from the mystical to the ludicrous, have a secret. The Galaxy Club is at once a romance of frenzied alcoholism and an adventure of out-of-luck anthropomorphism. It is a mythological roman noir, both savage and poetic, its gyroscopic rhythm of narration maintaining a precarious balance in a high-wire act of tragicomedy and magical spectacle.