The Dove In The Seed: A Novel

The Dove In The Seed: A Novel

by Jo Fox


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A young couple named Sonia and Gary Carter participate in anti-war demonstrations in Chicago's Grant Park during the summer of 1968, and are caught in a police riot. They are tear-gassed, Gary is beaten and Sonia is dragged down a sidewalk by her hair. Separately, each makes a life-altering decision: she, to become a pacifist and move to the country, and he to become a revolutionary and join the Weathermen Underground.

Together, Sonia and Gary drop out of urban life and begin a homestead in Vermont. Gary hides fugitives for the Weathermen, frees Timothy Leary from prison and sets off bombs. Sonia plants a vegetable garden, meets a hippie news herald, a sinister snowplow operator, a mad donkey breeder, and a sadistic goat. She falls in love with a poet-carpenter who is helping them build their house and struggles with the decision of whether to leave a marriage that is crumbling.

Idealism versus anarchy, utopianism verses establishmentarianism, and commitment verses love, are a few of the issues Sonia and Gary work their way through during the end of the tumultuous and creative sixties.

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ISBN-13: 9781546653813
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 06/13/2017
Pages: 360
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.75(d)

About the Author

Jo Fox is the author of four novels and two collections of short stories. She does her writing in the Sonoma, California wine country.

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