The Optimistic Decade

The Optimistic Decade

A Novel

Book - 2018
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This novel about a utopian camp and its charismatic leader takes us into the lives of five unforgettable characters, and is a sweeping saga of idealism, love, class, and a piece of land that changes everyone who lives on it.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2018.
Edition: First edition.
ISBN: 9781616206307
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 24 cm.


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Aug 05, 2018

This may not be the book for me to review. It takes place in Delta County Colorado where I grew up. the zip code for Escadom is that of Paonia, the town where I grew up. I was so tied up in trying to make sense of geography, I lost the storyline about a man who bought property for a summer camp for rich kids and the anger of the rancher’s son from whom he’d bought the property.


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