MAXIMUM SUNLIGHT is a journey into Tonopah, Nevada—a small city in the middle of the five-hundred-mile stretch of HWY 95 between Las Vegas and Reno.
The book takes readers to Tonopah to try and find what exactly it is that’s out there. Told through a series of candid interviews and observations of town life, the book attempts to get beyond the stories people want to tell about a place—or don’t want to tell—into some kind of truth.
It is a tightly observed, thought-provoking, and at times heartbreaking tour of a place that’s strange and conflicted and, in a way, unlike anywhere else—but also a lot like a lot of America. Just not the America many ever get to see.