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Radio free Vermont : a fable of resistance

Author: Bill McKibben
Publisher: New York : Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House LLC, [2017]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Political fiction
Humorous fiction
Satire
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
McKibben, Bill, author.
Radio free Vermont
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
(DLC) 2017014871
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill McKibben
ISBN: 9780735219861 0735219869
OCLC Number: 979562112
Description: 224 pages ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Bill McKibben.

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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"--

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