Rubicon Beach (1986)

By Steve Erickson

Haunted by the past, a political prisoner under police surveillance wanders a ravaged, flooded Los Angeles that floats free of time, where strange music bubbles up through the cracks in the asphalt. There he sights a mysterious young woman in the act of murder, and his pursuit of her leads him into a world of betrayed dreams, decayed meanings and abandoned passions, to the far shores of Rubicon Beach.