by Jack B. Rochester
Pub Date 28 May 2019
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Set amid the tumultuous days of American dissent against the Vietnam War and worldwide student protests, "Anarchy" brings Tim Rosencrantz, from "Wild Blue Yonder," back into Nathaniel Hawthorne Flower’s life with evil and disruption. Tim, an SDS member, avowed Communist and anarchist, has had a transformation on the bombed-out streets of New York and is now a full-fledged member of Weatherman. Bent on bombing America to its senses, he wants Nate at his side. Nate, although anti-war and intellectually sympathetic, is unwilling to participate in Tim’s anarchy—until, that is, Tim blackmails him. Their lives become an antagonistic pas de deux as the stakes rise: They try to remain collegial while despising each other’s lifestyle. Unknown to Nate, the FBI has Tim and Crystal, his naive teenaged moll, under surveillance. As Tim and Crystal plot the bombing of a Bank of America, everyone realizes this cannot end well—but just how badly they cannot imagine.
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"Wild Blue Yonder" is a wonderful evocation of youth and time gone by, and it held me from start to finish.
— X. J. Kennedy, author, anthologist and former poetry editor of The Paris Review
"Madrone" is a wonderful, beautiful literary experience. Every scene is masterfully written, made to be extremely relatable, especially when it comes to the relationship between Jane and Nate, but also the scenes that have a hint of magical realism.
— Casie Vogel, Senior Editor at a New York Publisher
"Madrone" was chosen as Best Literary Novel of 2016 by the Independent Publishers of New England (IPNE)
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