When Life Was like a Cucumber

When Life Was like a Cucumber

by Greg Wyss

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Overview

It's 1972 and the Sixties are over. Or are they?

When the house they are renting outside of Oneonta, New York, burns to the ground, twenty-four-year old Jeffrey Hesse and his wife, Jane, split up, launching Jeff on a wild journey of self-discovery and sexual awakening. Inspired by an angel calling herself Isadora Duncan, Jeff sets out to see the world and find his place in post Sixties America. His odyssey carries him to the Gulf Coast of Florida, the streets of Boston, the hash clubs in Amsterdam, and his ancestral home of Switzerland. He finds himself seated next to Jesus on an airplane and spends an idyllic summer on the island of Crete where he is befriended by a Greek Renaissance man. A delicious stew of Jack Kerouac and Cheech and Chong with a pinch of Forrest Gump added to the mix, When Life Was Like a Cucumber is both funny and sad. Set against the backdrop of the Watergate years, it examines the alienation and hope of a generation weaned on the drug culture, the sexual revolution, and the Vietnam War.

Hang on and enjoy the ride. When it's over, you'll have to agree that life is indeed like a cucumber.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781644621660
Publisher: Page Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 02/20/2019
Pages: 608
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.35(d)

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