Now we think of the Sixties as a time of hippies, drugs, free love. But the decade didn't start out that way. For the baby boomers, the early years of the decade were a continuation of the stifling conformity and sexual repression of the Fifties. In the mid Sixties, in the mid Atlantic, in a middle class suburb devoted to decency and upright behavior, a group of honor students are breaking free as they near their high school graduation.
The civil rights movement, the sexual revolution, the war in Vietnam are all swirling around their sheltered suburban world, challenging them, tempting them, frightening them. Corrupting them. Brilliant, beautiful, and very naïve, they find themselves sucked into a dangerous, seductive world of wealth and power. They become sexual pawns in a game between secret corporate masters that could shatter their parents' placid existence.
This novel is set in a time and place where racism, homophobia, corporate conformity, and jingoistic patriotism were still rampant. It addresses some serious themes. But don't think it is a "serious" work. It is wickedly funny, disrespectful, and very, very raunchy. So be warned.
Some notes from the editor, Terrie Balmer: I have to honest..this one was just too much for me ..well most of the story is fine...it's all the raunchy dirty sex that makes me want to gag...sorry...and you have to admit that for today's climate it is rather on the politically incorrect side.