California Generation

California Generation

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  • Paperback | 576 pages
  • 120 x 180mm
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552088897
  • 9780552088893

Review Text

If you're wondering where it all started - pot, the pill, protest and "It-is-absolutely-necessary-to-lie-to-anyone-over-thirty" - well, according to Miss Briskin it all happened back in California High circa 1961 when James Dean was rebel emeritus and Michele Davy got knocked up by Clay Gillies who said "I want to alter history," and ran off to freedom ride, radicalize and finally obtain a triumphant martyrdom at the hands of the cops during one of those first Berkeley bust-ups. In the meantime this generation is into every scene. The sweet little Jewish girl becomes a commune-er. Japanese Ken Igawa gets into an intense affair with WASP product Leigh Sutherland and becomes a young film-maker. Crippled loner Adam York, son of the "Great Stone Face" of movie epics, goes through homosexual changes. There's SDS and incest, Buddhism and Bob Dylan and one thing's for sure: in California country Ann Landers has been permanently beached. An older generation might call it a Pacific Coast Peyton Place. A younger generation may find this long look back behind the times. (Kirkus Reviews)show more