Radio Free Vermont: A Fable Of Resistance
“We've got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact.”–Bernie SandersA book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic.As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year...
Hardcover: 240 pages
Publisher: Blue Rider Press (November 7, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 0.8 x 8.5 inches
Amazon Rank: 79952
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“Quite a yarn, at times touching, moving, interesting. Occasionally stretching belief almost to fairy tale lengths, possibly a bedtime story in its hopefulness, and a significant contribution to the imagination. Did he actuallly write this? Can geeks...”
old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law.In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.