The Serial

The Serial

A Year in the Life of Marin County

eBook - 2012
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A humorous account of The Liberated Life in Marin County, California, featuring an average couple, Kate and Harvey Holroyd, who belong to the Sierra Club, attend Mozart festivals, ride bicycles...until they plunge into a world of Creative Divorce Groups, macramé, lentil loaves, Personal Growth, enzymes, whip fantasies, natural fibers, and "Staying Mellow at All Costs!"
Publisher: Cork : Apostrophe Books Ltd, 2012
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9781908556431
Characteristics: 1 online resource


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California Room Staff Jul 12, 2016

A satirical look at life in Marin in the late 1970s.

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Oct 04, 2017

A sensation locally when serialized in a newspaper with 52 weekly chapters, The Serial is a unique work, if currently out of fashion. But it will be rediscovered in a decade or two as serious interest in the 1970s inevitably returns. McFadden brilliantly satirized the mid-1970s Marin County zeitgeist with a degree of personal insight surpassing even famed California historian Kevin Starr. If you experienced the Bay Area during this era, you will marvel at how completely and perfectly the author captured the Marin scene--of course by compressing the endearing nuttiness of many into a few representative figures. If you are younger, rest assured this was closer to pure reporting than novelizing.

A satirical look at life in Marin in the late 1970s.


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