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The Great Far Away
by Joan Frank
The Great Far Away commences in the 1970 s, as a group of young people, seeking to go beyond the restrictions and conformism of their parent s generation, coalesce in a small town in Northern California and form a community, determined to help one another live out utopian dreams. Frank s narrator, looking back from the present day, describes the evolution of their lives as ...more
Hardcover, 141 pages
Published March 31st 2007 by Permanent Press (NY)
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Joan Frank's book, The Great Far Away,reflects on the life of 1970's hippies, gathered together along the No. Cal. coast, who strive to be different only to find that familiar patterns of human behavior follow. The coming together of the tribe is eloquently described by Frank as a natural selection of characters evolve into families and community. Annie relates tales of love, family-making, loss and ambition, and searches for cause and meaning in her own role when a member of The Tribe. This int ...more