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The Resource Radio free Vermont : a fable of resistance, Bill McKibben

Radio free Vermont : a fable of resistance, Bill McKibben

Label
Radio free Vermont : a fable of resistance
Title
Radio free Vermont
Title remainder
a fable of resistance
Statement of responsibility
Bill McKibben
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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"--
Summary
Broadcasting from a secret location with the help of a young computer prodigy, a septuagenarian radical and fugitive from the law leads an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare when they decide that their home state might be better off seceding from the United States
Theme
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10600618
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
McKibben, Bill
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Secession
  • Counterculture
  • Vermont
  • FICTION / Humorous
  • FICTION / Literary
  • FICTION / Political
  • Counterculture
  • Government, Resistance to
  • Secession
  • Vermont
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a fable of resistance
Label
Radio free Vermont : a fable of resistance, Bill McKibben
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn979562112
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780735219861
Lccn
2017009744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)979562112
Label
Radio free Vermont : a fable of resistance, Bill McKibben
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn979562112
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9780735219861
Lccn
2017009744
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)979562112

Library Locations

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