By James Howard Kunstler

“In the autumn of 1967, a schlemiel named Don Bessemer from brief Pump, Virginia, bought me pregnant. good, ok, I acquired myself pregnant together with his counsel. I fell for this superficial clod one wet October afternoon once we have been the one consumers in a hole-in-the-wall referred to 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, ny. She’s a sophomore at NYU and not anything is operating in the market. She’s knocked up. She hates the town. The Vietnam warfare is making the USA loopy, let alone the sit-com looniness of daily life at the home-front. Pooh desperately wishes out. She hears a couple of magical position up in Vermont the place you could go away all this crap at the back of, a commune referred to as dawn Village based via the mysterious, charismatic determine identified within the hippie underground merely as “Songbird.” perhaps she should cross up there and money the location out. . . .

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