Random House, Inc.
?A work of stunning lyricism and intense originality?(Mary Gordon, author ofPearl). From an award-winning short story writer comes this spare, lively, moving novel, quickly embraced by critics and readers, portraying the strangely celebrated and unsupervised childhood of four hippie offspring in the 1970s and 80s. Based on the author?s own upbringing, Flower Children tells the story of four children growing up in rural Pennsylvania, impossibly at odds with their surroundings. In time, as the sheltered utopia their parents have created begins to collapse, the children long for structure and restraint?and all their parents have avoided.
Baker & Taylor
A full-length work inspired by the multiple award-winning short story follows the experiences of four siblings as they grow up in rural Pennsylvania under the guidance of devoutly hippie parents who believe in life without limits, a situation that involves innocence-compromising freedoms. Reprint.
Follows the experiences of four siblings as they grow up in rural Pennsylvania under the guidance of devoutly hippie parents who believe in life without limits, a situation that involves innocence-compromising freedoms.
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NYPL Staff Pick
What child longs for rules? In Flower Children, four siblings grow up in rural Pennsylvania under the “guidance” of their devoutly hippie parents. This semblance of a novel is not only interesting for its construction of stories into a novel, but also for its keen empathy and dre... Read More »
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