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Posted June 29, 2008
Obviously, the authors first novel was autobiographical, 'whose isn't?'. Would you have the guts to recreate a very unique time in America that at least 50% of the country refused to acknowledge ? One generation removed from the Greatest Generation. The counterculture, the drug culture, the Revolution For The Hell of It generation, not unlike of Tim Leary or Abbie Hoffman, but seen from a child growing into a woman in a small Midwest-Southern town. The generation that questioned authority, experienced/enacted social change and gave birth to the counterculture as seen through the eyes of a woman/child trying to evolve from a lifelong tradition of ' Don't Ask , Don't Tell, You're going to Hell' ? It wasn't easy to be a hippie from a small midwestern city, but the author takes a certain amount of pride and dignity with her when she leaves. I'd understand that from a big lights/big city dweller, this may seem quaint. For us in the hills and hollows 'hollers', as backdated as we where, this strikes a tone. We are here, we are socially progressive, we may be 'hillbillies.' But we ain't the same hillbillies as our parents or our demographics.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.