Waiting for the Revolution by Sally Clark

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In the summer of 1974 straight-laced Jay doesn’t like beer, doesn’t do drugs, and finds the whole hip revolutionary concept a little convoluted. She’s an artist, but her realistic outlook and painting doesn’t fit in with the art scene. It comes as no surprise that when she follows her high school crush from Victoria to the University of Toronto, expecting to fall in love, she is instead overwhelmed by throngs of hippies, judgmental art teachers, and boy-crazy sorority girls. With freewheeling attitudes towards sex and love swirling around her, Jay could not possibly be more confused about where she stands in the grand scheme of things. Sally Clark’s novel perfectly captures a sexual and social revolution that was not all it was cracked up to be.

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Sally Clark is the author of eight plays, including Moo and The Trial of Judith K., and has received a Chalmers Award (1990), two Dora Mavor Moore Award nominations (1989-90) and a Governor General's Literary Award nomination (1991). In 1992, she was a Resident at the Canadian Film Centre where she wrote and directed her short film, Ten ways to abuse an old woman, which won the Special Prix du Jury at the Henri Langlois International short film festival in 1992. Sally currently resides in Vancouver, B.C.
Published April 1, 2010 by Cormorant Books Inc. 328 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Literature & Fiction. Fiction