In 1994, the modest working class neighborhood of Sunset Park in Santa Monica, California, had not yet been gentrified. From all outward appearances, it looked quite similar to when Douglas Aircraft brought 40,000 factory workers to the district in the 1940s. Henry Wessel had photographed Sunset Park in daylight over decades on his trips to Los Angeles while staying at a friend's house in the area. Yet in time he became fascinated with the neighborhood's transformation at night into a strange, almost spooky place that looked right out of a Raymond Chandler crime novel. The still photographs published in this book are the definitive edit of this project, which all in all lasted for four years. Their descriptive content co-exists with an expressive, almost nourish quality of form and content that simultaneously gives us photographic fact and evokes narrative speculation.