Karmafornia by NC Weil

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Set against the turmoil of late 70's Bay Area California, KARMAFORNIA spins the latest incarnation of a love triangle. When ambitious Laura, new to grad school and Berkeley, and her go-with-the-flow boyfriend Walt, meet bright arrogant fruitarian Cob at a party, she strikes sparks with him while Walt sees trouble coming. Their struggles with history and desire play out against the backdrop of Proposition 13, the Jonestown tragedy, the SF City Hall murders of Mayor Moscone and Harvey Milk, the rise of "new wave" punk rock, and the Twinkie defense. The suicide of Cob's opposite number, a free-spirited nomad, catalyzes this trio to act on what's best in themselves. Even so, intention meets karma and loses - again. Laura's eventual choice between the men she loves, compromised by her desire to hold on to both, brings this novel to its stunning conclusion. Hitch a ride with these characters, and come away glad you've met.

About NC Weil

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NC Weil has had a lifelong devotion to words: sound, sense and consonance. She writes novels and short stories, sonnets, song lyrics and free-form poetry, and reviews of books and films. She sponsored a creative writing club at an elementary school, and has tutored students of different ages in writing and composition. She is newsletter editor for the Washington, D.C. Chapter of Women's National Book Association, as well as Co-Chair of the organization's National Website Committee. As a member of Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers she meets bi-weekly with a critique group, offering and receiving constructive criticism on writing.
Published May 31, 2011 by Fool Court Press, LLC. 278 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In 1978, two young lovers leave Boulder, Colo., and head to Berkeley, Calif., where they struggle with life's messy problems and intrusions in this capable, well-developed look back at an edgy, bygone time.

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This love triangle plays out against the background of the political and social upheaval of the time, with Weil referencing everything from the controversial Proposition 13--which rolled back property taxes--to the mass suicide by cult members of Jim Jones's People's Temple in Jonestown, Guy...

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Outlandish as this may sound in light of the fact that Laura is an independent woman, Cob is convincing, and Laura complies.

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