- "The lives and failures of the most degenerate Americans to ever grace the world's stage - Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Stein."
- ―Jazz Age Junkies' tagline[src]
Gertrude Stein (3 February 1874 – 27 July 1946) was an American writer of novels, poetry and plays. Stein moved to Paris in 1903, making France her home for the remainder of her life. A literary innovator and pioneer of Modernist literature, Stein’s work broke with the narrative, linear, and temporal conventions of the 19th-century.
While living in Paris during the 1920s, Stein befriended Ernest Hemingway and the great-grandfather of Kloé Lesney. By 2014, the genetic memories of an unidentified American Assassin were used by Abstergo Industries for a video game called Jazz Age Junkies released via the Helix Navigator, which according to the tagline featured Stein, Hemingway and Francis Scott Fitzgerald.