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The Psychedelic Slacker
Felix Skidwell and the Pothead's Stone
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Alan Mark Train
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2007(pb,1st ed,fine)
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A book about someone who grew up a little too late for the Sixties but then couldn't get over them.

The restless rueful protagonist and narrator, Felix Skidwell, wants to, and does, escape from Minnesota, the 1970s and his conservative roots.

The result is a poignant, but fitful, episodical tale that stretches from the virtual eve of an Upper Midwest high school graduation and a mind-blowing Des Moines Iowa Open Air Gratevul Dead concert through programming artsy game software for, and a brief association with, Sixties guru Timothy O'Berry in Southern California... A continually entertaining, often uproarious, coming-of-age story filled with hope and longing, "Go west, young man," it is neither the malaise of being frozen permanently into the tundra or that of sinking helplessly into the creosote pit.