Red Clay, Yellow Grass: A Novel of the 1960s

Red Clay, Yellow Grass: A Novel of the 1960s

A startlingly vivid portrayal of the 1960s, as seen through the eyes of two ill-fated college lovers. The story of their generation spills across some of the era’s most iconic settings: the legendary battleground of Khe Sanh; a Midwestern campus riven by dissent; and Altamont Speedway, scene of the notorious rock festival that ended the Sixties.

Booklist says: "...Barager's dynamic, passionate, often moving exploration of the turbulent and politically divided 1960s... is striking. The cast of complicated characters adds arresting human dimensions."

Kirkus Indie says: "Barager spins a compelling tale of youthful passion, both personal and political... a rich, satisfying experience. A well-written, gripping novel that expertly blends fact and fiction, love and conviction."

A battleground and a rock festival... love and war in the age of aquarius.

David Noble is an orphan with a fondness for the novels of Walter Scott; Jackie Lundquist is a child of privilege, partial to J. D. Salinger and the importance of getting real. Their ill-fated college love affair implodes when David enlists to fight a war she opposes.

Their conflicted affair—and the Age of Aquarius itself—careen toward the mellow-yellow grass of Altamont Speedway, site of the decade’s last great rock festival: Altamont, the metaphoric Death of the Sixties, where honor and shame collide and tragedy awaits redemption.

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AWARDS

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Readers’ Favorite Book Awards –
2018 – Fiction-General – Honorable Mention

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PRINT BOOK INFO

Perfect Bound / Softcover:

ISBN: 1622530438
ISBN-13: 978-1-62253-043-4
6.14 x 9.21 x 0.6995 (1.064 Lbs)
312 Pages (24/carton)
List Price: $19.95

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THE TEAM

Richard Barager – Author
Lane Diamond – Editor & Interior Designer
D. Robert Pease – Cover Artist
Jon Noto – Audiobook Producer/Narrator

Details
Author:
Genres: 4.99 eBooks, Historical, Literary
Tags: Audiobook, eBook, Paperback
Publisher: Evolved Publishing
Publication Year: 2018
Format: Paperback, eBook, Audiobook
Length: 82,338 Words
Narrator: Jon Noto
ASIN: B07BYNSFN7
ISBN: 9781622530434
List Price: $19.95 Paperback (May Be Discounted By Retailers)
eBook Price: $4.99
Audiobook Price: $14.95 Audiobook List Price (May Be Adjusted By Retailers)
Endorsements

"The Vietnam War not only claimed thousands of lives, it also shattered a country... a fascinating read of the harsher conflict of words on the home front and what they meant to the soldier."

– Midwest Book Review

"Richard Barager has written the novel of the Sixties--a passion-filled, pitch-perfect, roller coaster of a tale about the decade that divides us all."

– David Horowitz, Bestselling Author and Former New Left Radical

"Barager spins a compelling tale of youthful passion, both personal and political...a rich, satisfying experience. A well-written, gripping novel that expertly blends fact and fiction, love and conviction."

– Kirkus Indie

"...historical fiction at its very best. The main characters are true-to-life and make the readers care... Barager's writing is always on target."

– ForeWord Clarion Reviews, Five Stars (Out of Five)

"This is an interesting story with a powerful... conflict of ideologies that is mirrored in the two protagonists. Richard Barager’s characters are phenomenal, and it is interesting how David and Jackie personify two opposing cultural trends of their time. David’s background as an orphan sets him apart in many ways, and one notices a kind of tragic tendency in his attitude, the quest for honor that makes him very vulnerable — perhaps because he has nothing to lose? One of the things I look for in a novel is the strength of the conflict, and this author knows how to use conflict to enhance and drive the plot forward. The writing is strong and the descriptions capture vivid images, bringing out deep emotions, and allowing readers a great feel for the characters and the setting. Red Clay, Yellow Grass: A Novel of the 1960s is skillfully plotted, fast-paced, and deftly handled. A very satisfying read!"

"The drowning death of an unidentified man at the infamously violent 1969 Altamont free concert sets the stage for Barager's dynamic, passionate, often moving exploration of the turbulent and politically divided 1960s... the story of a fraught love triangle... adds arresting human dimensions"

– BookList

“Actor, stand-up comedian and narrator Jon Noto brings all the characters in Red Clay, Yellow Grass to life with subtle intensity, powered by a versatile, changeable voice. I immediately liked his performance and I consider Jon Noto the perfect choice for this tragic story. He is definitely a talented voice-over artist and I will keep my ear on him.

Filled with vivid descriptions, likable characters, and completely immersive, Red Clay, Yellow Grass< by Richard Barager is a ‘Novel of the 1960s’ that delights and entertains at the same time. Add to that the compelling narration by Jon Noto and you get a 5-star listen on your hands.”