Radio Free Vermont

Radio Free Vermont

A Fable of Resistance

eBook - 2017
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"A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic. As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law. In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : Penguin Publishing Group, 2017
ISBN: 9780735219878
Branch Call Number: EBOOK
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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chazbufe
Sep 17, 2018

McKibben is doing wonderful work raising awareness of the dangers of climate change, and I hope that after this book he'll stick to doing that.

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scottiepe
Sep 04, 2018

Bill Maher.

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smithpaula
Nov 22, 2017

Such an important author Bill McKibben went with fiction this time.
Light, could, should Vermont secede from the Union? Founder of 350.Org, I don't know how he set aside time to write this but it could be helpful in getting his concerns across.

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