"The outcome of a road trip to Las Vegas by artist Jack Pierson and author Jim Lewis, Real Gone is neither a travel guide nor a photo-essay. Instead, the collaborators have created a work which lies somewhere between fiction and fact. Pierson's photographs are free-floating, seductive images of the city. And Jim Lewis has woven together a story set on and off the strip; descriptions of the trip the authors in fact took; and reflections on the city as a center of recreation, a magnet for highrollers and low-life." -- publisher's statement.