A Far Strange Country: Banquet of Choices (2020)

A Far Strange Country: Banquet of Choices Arielle Hunter A Far Strange Country Banquet of Choices What do A mother A father A Viet Nam veteran paralyzed by a drug overdose His teen aged girlfriend and her promiscuous friend A Chinatown doctor A pair of stoner college professors A notorious
  • Title: A Far Strange Country: Banquet of Choices
  • Author: Arielle Hunter
  • ISBN: 9780983444251
  • Page: 495
  • Format: Paperback
A Far Strange Country: Banquet of Choices Arielle Hunter What do A mother, A father, A Viet Nam veteran, paralyzed by a drug overdose, His teen aged girlfriend and her promiscuous friend, A Chinatown doctor, A pair of stoner college professors, A notorious, epileptic Italian actor, And the young wife he bought from a Serbian Gypsy, An enigmatic cult leader, An aging starlet and her cowboy husband all have inWhat do A mother, A father, A Viet Nam veteran, paralyzed by a drug overdose, His teen aged girlfriend and her promiscuous friend, A Chinatown doctor, A pair of stoner college professors, A notorious, epileptic Italian actor, And the young wife he bought from a Serbian Gypsy, An enigmatic cult leader, An aging starlet and her cowboy husband all have in common They come to life in A FAR STRANGE COUNTRYA Far Strange Country Banquet of Choices is set against the backdrop of social unrest, the rise of the drug culture, upheaval and assassinations Like postcards from the past, cinematic description and crisp dialog bring elements of 1968 California to life in this tightly written, fast paced novel The smoke clears with a story that is absent of the platitudes normally associated with the era It s much like the movie, On Golden Pond meeting Psych Out Ms Hunter said when asked to describe A Far Strange Country But I was adamant that the novel not be filled with hippie clich s and cheap shots about a time and place of monumental significance that changed our nation forever I did, however, want to include California lore, and nostalgic bits and pieces that were once familiar, but now almost forgotten Thrown into the mix are Buck and Pauline Harper, a staid couple who are riding out the upheaval tucked away on their ranch in the Sierra Nevada foothills when they receive a telegram Their estranged son, Steven, a Viet Nam veteran, has been hospitalized in San Francisco from a drug overdose At the same time, Donatello Dragghi a notorious Italian actor and film director has been sent to live with his uncle in California to avoid a Mafia hit He is waiting in his suite at the Beverly Palms Hotel for a phone call The call sets in motion a series of events that take him in a direction he never dreamed possible And then there s Parker, the pop culture guru, suspected of murdering a follower to acquire a property in Big Sur.The two book series takes place in San Francisco, Berkeley, Napa, Los Angeles, Big Sur and the Sierra Nevada foothills of California Hippies, ranchers and film stars illustrate the central theme actions have consequences.
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  1. Danielle Tremblay

    First, let say that I got this book through GoodReads Giveaways in exchange for an honest review.This book reminded me of my youth, the babyboomers, the Vietnam War, the sexual revolution, the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, the marijuana, and the hippies return to nature and pilgrimages in India Even the colors of the cover reminds me of a poster I had hanging on my bedroom wall when I was a teenager Some of my friends even lived in a communal group on a farm and gave birth in water without med [...]

  2. Victoria Dougherty

    I found this book incredibly intriguing It offers a menagerie of interesting characters a struggling Vietnam vet, an Italian actor and his gypsy wife, a well to do suburban couple struggling with their son s emotional problems and questionable lifestyle I enjoyed each one and was able to get invested as a reader But what struck me most about A Far Strange Country was the author s ability to evoke atmosphere with a light and confident touch I felt as if I was reading a good movie that had been ma [...]

  3. Stacy Fetters

    Yeah, I m guilty I judge books by the cover And I m so glad I did with this one This cover is so appealing and gorgeous It screams please read me I won this book as a giveaway When I received it I opened it up and seen it was signed Thought that was cool and then I read the book I swear I squealed like a school girl with a crush.It takes place in 1968 during the hippie era Where music and drugs ruled the world We have a crazy group of characters who are all brought together by one man We have Bu [...]

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