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Les Edgerton's buddy novel, Just Like That, is based on an actual trip he took with an ex-prison cellmate under similar circumstances as protagonist Jake Mayes does in this narrative. The scenes in Pendleton are also based on true experiences he had while incarcerated. Approximately 85% of the novel is taken from real life.

Jake and his pal Bud's journey begins six months after he is released on parole and is occasioned when his girlfriend Donna dumps him and aborts their child. After an aborted suicide attempt where the Norelco shaver cord he used to hang himself broke, on an impulse - the source of the title; everything in Jake's life happens just like that - he calls up Bud, who lives by the same credo, and the two take off with no particular destination in mind. They're just going south - somewhere where it's warm. An hour before they leave, Jake on another impulse, holds up a convenience store to get some traveling money.

Ultimately, they end up in New Orleans and then Lake Charles, Louisiana and from there, back to Indiana.

Along the way are many watercooler moments, such as when an inmate sinks a meat cleaver into another inmate's blue-clad stomach; a physical encounter with two rednecks in Kentucky where Bud shoots one of the men, the bullet bouncing harmlessly off the man's thick skull; Jake's ongoing romance with Donna; the funeral of Jake's father, which he attends with a whore; multiple burglaries and armed robberies; a brief affair with a black woman; and an adventure with a drunk Santa Claus. Near the end Jake takes another fall when he is caught burglarizing a bar back in Ft. Wayne, Indiana and gets shot in the leg and is returned to Pendleton where he kills the inmate he'd had a nasty encounter during his first stay in prison.

In the process, Jake's philosophy of life undergoes a sea change and he comes up with this.

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