A Safe and Happy Place: A Novel by James Howard Kunstler

Coming Of Age Fiction

By James Howard Kunstler

“In the autumn of 1967, a schlemiel named Don Bessemer from brief Pump, Virginia, received me pregnant. good, ok, I received myself pregnant along with his counsel. I fell for this superficial clod one wet October afternoon after we have been the one buyers in a hole-in-the-wall known as Café Ludovico off Astor position. . . .”
So starts the adventure into maturity of 19-year-old Erica “Pooh” (as in Winnie the) Bollinger from Oyster Bay, new york. She’s a sophomore at NYU and not anything is operating available in the market. She’s knocked up. She hates the town. The Vietnam battle is making the USA loopy, let alone the sit-com looniness of daily life at the home-front. Pooh desperately desires out. She hears a couple of magical position up in Vermont the place you could depart all this crap in the back of, a commune known as dawn Village based by means of the mysterious, charismatic determine recognized within the hippie underground basically as “Songbird.” perhaps she should cross up there and payment the placement out. . . .

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