Living the dream with author and founder of the institute for social ecology Dan CHODORKOFF

Living the Dream with Curveball show

Summary: <p> </p><p><strong>EXPERIENCE THE SOCIAL TURMOIL OF 1960S AMERICA IN THIS IMMERSIVE AND PROVOCATIVE WORK OF POLITICAL FICTION, BY ACCOMPLISHED AUTHOR, AND AWARD-WINNING ACTIVIST, DAN CHODORKOFF!</strong></p><p><strong><em>SUGARING DOWN</em> is the compelling and richly tapestried novel of passion and tragedy, by prestigious author and activist, Dan Chodorkoff. Now available from Fomite Press!</strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong><em>SUGARING DOWN </em>spins the harrowing tale of two young activists, David and Jill, as they struggle to build a new society on an abandoned farm in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom in 1968. Soon, their idealistic dreams shatter as the realities of the anti-war movement devastates their small commune, spiraling the couple down towards two very different paths. <em>SUGARING DOWN </em>is a thrilling and contemplative examination of 1960s counterculture, even as it simultaneously delves into the rich history of Vermont.</strong></p><p><strong>Praise for <em>Sugaring Down</em> has been universal and enthusiastic.</strong></p><p><strong>“With his vivid depictions of communal life in Vermont and the radical underground in New York City, Chodorkoff has delivered a mythic tale of love, revolution, and redemption.”</strong></p><p><strong>–Susan Ritz, author of <em>A Dream to Die For</em></strong></p><p><strong>“The northern Vermont village he writes of is to some eyes a nowhere but in Chodorkoff’s hands it feels remarkable—an essence that speaks to dark perplexities and calm, sun-blessed mornings.”</strong></p><p><strong>–Baron Wormser, author of <em>The Road Washes Out in Spring</em></strong></p><p><strong>“In writing <em>SUGARING DOWN </em>I wanted to explore a place and a time that were important for me personally, and important in terms of the emergence of the culture we live in today,” explains Dan Chodorkoff, “The late 60’s were a time of significant social change; a new ethos was emerging, and young people were in the forefront. We questioned everything and challenged many forms of hierarchy and domination; racism, sexism, imperialism, and capitalism. Our rebellion led to a great outpouring of creativity, and a movement intent on actualizing our vision of a new society. The movement accomplished a great deal, but also sowed the seeds of its own destruction through its nihilism and excess. <em>SUGARING DOWN</em> gave me an opportunity to reexamine those days of love and rage and to tell a story of Vermont in all of its glory and harshness.”</strong></p><p> </p><p><strong> </strong></p><p><strong> </strong></p>