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Panhead is an exploration of hill farm life in Vermont in the sixties. Paul and Glenda are growing up on a small hill farm on the spine of Mt. Pisgah above the Northeast Kingdom’s legendary Lake Willoughby.They keep close to each other and have a shared sense that their way of life is coming to an end. Their lives change when they leave for college and change yet again when Paul returns home to help his father keep the farm. But only when Paul returns home on his Harley Panhead to help his parents with the farm does the drama really begin. The dream of the open road—wind in the hair, power in the groin—is common among men young and old, but it is fraught with complexity and often danger. Panhead follows Paul on his journey from a hillside farm to college, to work in the Midwest and almost home again. For both brother and sister, Paul’s trip home raises the question of when life is worth living and when it stops being so.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780983485261
Publisher: Magic Hill Press LLC
Publication date: 03/09/2012
Pages: 184
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Bill Schubart has lived with his family in Vermont since 1947. Educated locally and at Exeter, Kenyon, and the University of Vermont. He is fluent in French language and culture, which he taught before entering communications as an entrepreneur. He co-founded Philo Records and is the author of the highly successful Lamoille Stories (2008), a collection of Vermont tales. His bibliography includes three short story collections and four novels. His latest novel is Lila & Theron distributed by Simon and Schuster. He has served on many boards and currently chairs the Vermont College of Fine Arts, known for its writing programs. He speaks extensively on the media and the arts, and writes about Vermont in fiction, humor, and opinion pieces. He is also a regular public radio commentator and blogger. He is the great, great nephew of the renowned photographer Alfred Stieglitz and lives in Vermont, with his wife Katherine, also a writer.

Table of Contents

In his dreams 1

1962 5

1964-1966 10

1968 22

1970 30

1971 34

1972 41

1973 46

1975 60

1976 65

1970 / Fall 72

1977/ Spring 81

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