In May of 1969, riots break out on the campus of UC Berkley. Four young protestors, bloodied and beaten by the police and National Guardsmen, escape the bay area and travel the side roads to their homes in the nation’s heartland. Feeling as out of place in America’s militant society as weeds in a green suburban lawn, they christen their small band the Dandelions.
In March of 2003, the U.S. Government embarks upon another undeclared and destructive war, this time in Iraq. The aging Dandelions return to the streets of Berkley and San Francisco to protest this unlawful military adventure which is sure to cost the lives of thousands more young Americans. As they retrace their original route, the Dandelions discover the side roads no longer exist, but that a friendship forged in the quest for peace and justice does.
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Published June 8, 2012
Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction.