Have you ever wanted to run away?
Follow three renegade women as they pilot a 44-foot luxury yacht down the Heartland Rivers from Chicago to the Gulf of Mexico. With her children grown and gone, Hailey can no longer stomach living with her husband. In the middle of a boating trip she steals a sailboat and ventures solo across Lake Michigan. In a Chicago harbor, she meets Robin, chain-smoking divorcée, owner and captain of the good ship Blackout. When the Coast Guard broadcasts a radio alert for the stolen sailboat, Robin insists Hailey seek asylum and travel downriver with her. In Joliet they take on Trish, a southbound Las Vegas gold-digger who deserts her Sugar Daddy’s yacht to join the crew and get out of Illinois.
The trio navigates the 1,300-mile-long series of rivers and locks keeping weary eyes out for tow barges—and Hailey’s abusive husband. With no sense of destination beyond Mobile Bay, Hailey, Robin, and Trish are not on one journey, but two: America’s Great Loop and the search for their own place to be safe, to be happy, to be loved.
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