PRLog - Nov. 10, 2012 - Vernon Case is missing. For Cal Stewart, a disc jockey in Harriet, Mississippi, Vernon is much more than a runaway. He is the only heir of Po Case, the old man who raised Cal like a father. With an oath to bring Vernon home, Cal is caught up in the winds that whip the American firestorm in 1968, the year of RFK and King and Daley’s army in Chicago.
A Detroit Buddhist, a ghost of a best friend, a band gone underground on the Boston wharves, a girl-woman lover and soulmate—all swirl together in a river of change that sweeps Cal from his homeland to another America.
Author Richard Sanford says, “Like most of us who came of age during that time, my values and views of the world were shaped forever. It was the kind of experience that comes once in a lifetime, maybe once in generations—
For Cal and everyone he meets, and for all who knew that precious time or want to know it, Long Time Gone is the way it was.
Reviewers lauded this epic American novel in its original release:
So easy to pick up and so hard to put down… Richard Sanford's Long Time Gone is a superbly written novel set in America's turbulent year of 1968.
Resonant novel of the Sixties… evocative and nuanced, moody and delicately lyrical. Partly paean to the varied land- and weather-scape, partly road trip a la Kesey or Kerouac…
The 60s novel I've been waiting for… A remarkable book.
This book should be designated a national treasure… the best novel of the sixties I have read.
Odeon Press is proud to reissue LONG TIME GONE in paperback and all popular eBook formats.
Richard Sanford came of age in the deep South, a place suspended in time and haunted with stories. His other novels include THE CALLING, ROADKILL, and newly released from Odeon Press, RING OF STARS.
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