A Mostly-Autobiographical Novel About Todd in 1969
With his girlfriend, Robin, away in Canada, eighteen-year-old Lucas Baker’s only plans for the summer are to mellow out with his friends, smoke a little weed, and head out in August for a three-day happening called the Woodstock Music and Art Fair. But life veers dramatically off track when he suddenly finds himself in danger of being drafted and sent to fight in Vietnam. If that isn’t heavy enough, there’s also the free-loving Tinsley testing Lucas’s resolve to stay faithful to Robin, and a friend on the front lines in ’Nam in mortal danger of not making it back. It’s not long before Lucas finds himself so far down, it’s starting to look like up to him. When tuning in, turning on, and dropping out is no longer enough, what else is there?