Lost in Seattle is the story of William Brenner. An educated male in his mid-fifties, Willie retains a dry sense of humor and a sharp perception of reality and hope, after being downsized out of a lucrative job and losing his home, marriage and lifestyle. Relocated to a small apartment in a rundown neighborhood south of Seattle, Willie struggles to survive, yet retains his self-respect. Lost is the fictional equivalent of Nickel and Dimed, painted against a post 9/11 contemporary background and a government less trusted every day.
“Lost in Seattle is the story of a regular guy who finds himself caught up in a twist of bad luck in an even worse economy. Although it was written at a different low period in the US economy, it speaks to the economic realities so many Americans face today. Dodson’s strength is his ability to use the details of daily life to speak of much broader concerns”