The Optimistic Decade

The Optimistic Decade

A Novel

Book - 2018
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"Framed by the oil shale bust and the real estate boom, by protests against Reagan and against the Gulf War, ‘The Optimistic Decade’ takes us into the lives of five unforgettable characters and is a sweeping novel about idealism, love, class, and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it. There is Caleb Silver, the beloved founder of the back-to-the-land camp Llamalo, who is determined to teach others to live simply. There are the ranchers, Don and his son, Donnie, who gave up their land to Caleb and who now want it back. There is Rebecca Silver, determined to become an activist like her father and undone by the spell of both Llamalo and new love; and there is David, a teenager who has turned Llamalo into his personal religion."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
Copyright Date: ©2018
ISBN: 9781616206307
1616206306
Call Number: ABEL
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 24 cm
Subjects: Camps -- Colorado -- Fiction.
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction.
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction.
Nineteen nineties -- Fiction.
Political activists -- Fiction.
Social classes -- United States -- Fiction.

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