Waiting for the Revolution
Price: $21.00Format: Trade Paperback
Size: 5.51" x 8.54"
Publication Date: Apr 01, 2010
FIC019000 FICTION / Literary
FIC014000 FICTION / Historical
FIC037000 FICTION / Political
“Read Waiting for the Revolution for its recognizable, unforgettable characters and its trenchant immersion in a long-lost, free-spirited Toronto.”
—The Globe and Mail
In the summer of 1974, straight-laced Jay doesn't like beer, doesn't do drugs, and finds the whole hip revolutionary concept a little convoluted. She's an artist, but her realistic outlook and painting doesn't fit in with the art scene. It comes as no surprise that when she follows her high school crush from Victoria to the University of Toronto, expecting to fall in love, she is instead overwhelmed by throngs of hippies, judgmental art teachers, and boy-crazy sorority girls. With freewheeling attitudes towards sex and love swirling around her, Jay could not possibly be more confused about where she stands in the grand scheme of things.
Sally Clark's novel perfectly captures a sexual and social revolution that was not all it was cracked up to be.