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Author Event: James Howard Kunstler, A Safe & Happy Place (6/3/17)

Join author James Howard Kunstler for a reading and discussion of his newest novel, A Safe and Happy Place

“In the fall of 1967, a schlemiel named Don Bessemer from Short Pump, Virginia, got me pregnant. Well, okay, I got myself pregnant with his assistance.
I fell for this superficial clod one rainy October afternoon when we were the only two patrons in a hole-in-the-wall called Café Ludovico off Astor Place. . . .”

So begins the journey into adulthood of 19-year-old Erica “Pooh” (as in Winnie) Bollinger from Oyster Bay, Long Island. She’s a sophomore at NYU and nothing is working out there. She’s knocked up. She hates the city. The Vietnam War is making America crazy, not to mention the sit-com looniness of everyday existence on the home-front. Pooh desperately wants out. She hears about a magical place up in Vermont where you can leave all this crap behind, a commune called Sunrise Village founded by the mysterious, charismatic figure known in the hippie underground only as “Songbird.” Maybe she ought to go up there and check the situation out. . . .

6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) 
Black & White on White paper
378 pages
Highbrow Productions Incorporated
ISBN-13: 978-0984625291 
ISBN-10: 0984625291 
LCCN: 2017903950 

Event date: 
Saturday, June 3, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
Battenkill Books
15 East Main St.
Cambridge, NY 12816


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Event | by Dr. Radut