American Karma by Doug Shear
Twilight Of The Marijuana Gods

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It's the summer of 1971.

The Vietnam War rages on.

Nixon declares the War on Drugs.

Jim Morrison dies in a bathtub.

But all a nice Jewish boy from Miami wants to do is escape
Paradise and find Utopia.

Doug is a 17-year old hippie who sets off hitchhiking with
Nixon, his closeted gay, openly black friend. They leave in search of a
mythical, blissful commune, with no money and no map. Just a deep faith in the
benevolence of the Marijuana Gods.

Join Doug and Nixon on a psychedelic journey of free love and
cheap sex, wild dogs and escaped criminals.

Stay with Doug as he joins a busload of Jewish hippies, falls
in love, and chugs towards a hidden marijuana plantation to harvest a piece of
the American Dream.

Follow his quest for Utopia as he stumbles into the most
notorious get-rich-quick scheme of the twentieth century.

With the blessing of the Marijuana Gods, Doug attempts to transform
himself from a free-spirited, long-haired hippie into slick, super-salesman.
Instead, he discovers homelessness, alcoholism and a Satanic Cult that believes
Jesus is about to forgive Lucifer.

What did you expect from a bunch of Stoned Gods?

About Doug Shear

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Doug Shear is a writer & performer who lives in Miami Florida in an old house surrounded by trees, plants, birds, lizards, squirrels & the occasional iguana.His first book, Rhubarb Culture, was one of the first ever published in both paperback and Print on Demand. His first play, Saint Peter at the Gate, was produced in Toronto, Canada & Boca Raton, Florida.His first wife still puts up with him.Dougs also wrote and performed, "A Loophole in Law of Karma" at the Life Out Loud event in Ybor City, Fl. and "Nitro and Glycerin" at the Actor's Playhouse in Coral Gables, Fl. To blow off steam, he sometimes performs stand-up at seedy local clubs that he would never visit as a patron. Sometimes the audience loves him. Other times he bombs.His work has also appeared in the Miami Herald, Miami New Times, and the Mike Shayne Mystery Magazine.
Published May 7, 2009 by 332 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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