Summer City : Death Rides Along on a Swinging Road Trip Back to the Sixties
THE SIXTIES are special for a lot of reasons but the most potent of them - the ones that send the world into a new orbit - happen between the coronation of King Elvis and the knighting of the Beatles. The young are given their heads and old laws disappear. And people change, learn new ways and where to draw lines, and where not to draw them. They have fun and they have pain, as it is when you let go everything that's familiar. Yet if history is in need of a symbol for the Sixties it is the gun. It tears down the Kennedys, Oswald and King. It kills in Cuba and the Middle East. It stains the lush valleys of Vietnam red and rampages through Africa and Ireland. One summer the gun makes a pilgrimage down the coast from Austinville. And Sandy Harris will never forget it.
- Paperback | 204 pages
- 127 x 203.2 x 10.16mm | 235.87g
- 08 Mar 2015
- Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
- United States
- black & white illustrations
About Curator of Art Ben Mitchell
Born in Melbourne, Australia, Ben Mitchell has worked worldwide as publisher, editor, journalist, author and scriptwriter. In Iceland he took a job as a fisherman, returning to film his experiences for the BBC-TV series, Traveller's Tales. It was here he began The Viking Sea, the third book of the Sonar Trilogy: The Sonar Syndrome, Terror In The City and The Viking Sea. Summer City, his first novel, was based on Phil Avalon's movie of the same name. It became a bestseller and is now a collector's item due largely to the film's then soon-to-be-famous Mel Gibson (Scollop) and Wolf Creek's John Jarratt, (Sandy) appearing in their first box office movie.