Eat the Document

Eat the Document

A Novel

Book - 2006
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In the 1970s, Bobby Desoto and Mary Whittaker -- passionate, idealistic, and in love -- design a series of radical protests against the Vietnam War. When one action goes wrong, the course of their lives is forever changed. The two must erase their past, forge new identities, and never see each other again. Now it's the 1990s. Mary lives in the suburbs with her fifteen-year-old son, who spends hours immersed in the music of his mother's generation--and she has no idea whether Bobby is alive or dead. An ambitious and powerful story about idealism, passion, and sacrifice, Eat the Document shifts between the underground movement of the 1970s and the echoes and consequences of that movement in the 1990s. It is a riveting portrait of two eras and one of the most provocative and compelling novels of recent years. --- From back cover.
Publisher: New York : Scribner, ©2006.
ISBN: 9780743273008
0743273001
Branch Call Number: FIC SPIO
Characteristics: 290 pages ; 22 cm

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Jun 06, 2016

A must for any Beach Boys fan. I like them but don't know much about them so I missed out on many references and clues. My friend, a huge Beach Boys fan, read it and understood so much more than me. Good book but I felt I wasn't getting the deeper meaning.

rocknrollphilip Feb 04, 2012

The book's cover photo is a pleasure!

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