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Radio Free Vermont

Radio Free Vermont (Hardback)

By McKibben, Bill

A novel that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's 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-y...ear-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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ISBN 9780735219861
Released NZ 15 Nov 2017
Publisher Penguin
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9780735219861
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Penguin
Imprint Penguin Books Canada Ltd
Released 15 Nov 2017
Publication Country Canada Canada
Format Hardback
Author(s) By McKibben, Bill
Category Modern Fiction
Adventure / Thriller
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 208mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 813.6
Weight 567g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Vermont, Humorous fiction, Political fiction, Satire, Government, Resistance to
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade