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The Diesel Readers Book Group - - Radio Free Vermont

Submitted by East Bay Booksellers on Sun, 01/13/2019 - 6:27pm

Monday, February 11th

7:00pm

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East Bay Booksellers invites you to The Diesel Readers Book Group's discussion of Radio Free Vermont byBill McKibben, on Monday February 11th at 7pm.

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.

 

 
 

 

** The Diesel Readers is an ongoing group, and is open to all. **

 

Event date: 
Monday, February 11, 2019 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
East Bay Booksellers
5433 College Avenue
Oakland, CA 94618
Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance Cover Image
$15.00
ISBN: 9781524743727
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Blue Rider Press - November 6th, 2018