High School kids in Salmon Falls are much the same as high school kids anywhere else: bored. In the far reaches of Ira County, Vermont, in the dead of winter, it seems there's nothing to do. But when eighteen-year-old Kyle Nelson and a handful of friends decide to challenge the status quo with an act of civil disobedience, they discover that there's more to do than they ever bargained for.
Garret Keizer's gripping novel about young men and women desperate for change bears witness to the dangerous force of ideas and the searing power of friendship. Here is a novel that looks truth squarely in the eye, and dares to keep on looking.
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Keizer handles high school society expertly (at Diana's funeral, the students play "Candle in the Wind" and one reads a bad poem), and he brings the right details to his characterizations of the teens' families, all of whom occupy different places within the town's social strata.| Read Full Review of God of Beer
"A promising debut novel with the ring of authenticity," said PW of this story about beer, class, protest and a group of teens in rural Vermont who form a group to "lower the drinking age, raise the drinker's awareness [and] destroy the non-drinker's stigma" through nonviolent protest.| Read Full Review of God of Beer
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