In the wake of a friend's death, youths search for meaning in a late 70's wasteland of dead-end jobs, drugs and no future.
Spencer Bellamy was a special kind of person, the "greatest, coolest friend" you would ever know. And when he dies it leaves a vacuum in an already bleak late 70's, post Watergate, post Vietnam war, rural New England landscape of booze and drugs, dead-end jobs, and no future. Now his best friends, Miles, Ripley and Pokey have to decide if and how to move on, and maybe if they will even remain friends, now that Spencer, the glue that held the group together, is gone.
Tired of 1st chapters? Try chapter 17, or 19, or perhaps 22. Though each part of the book has a purpose, these chapters are easily understood without having read the first few, and can be enjoyed on their own. Chapters 9 or 11 are good ones too, and can be read almost as short stories.
Cover by Bradley Wind.