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The optimistic decade : a novel / Heather Abel.

The optimistic decade : a novel / Heather Abel.
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ISBN 9781616206307 (hardback)
Author Abel, Heather author.
Title The optimistic decade : a novel / Heather Abel.
Edition First edition.
Publisher/Date Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
Pagination etc. 354 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary Note 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.
Subject Camps -- Colorado -- Fiction
Man-woman relationships -- Fiction
Self-actualization (Psychology) -- Fiction
Nineteen nineties -- Fiction
Domestic fiction.
Shelf Location F ABEL
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