Any Day Now: A Novel

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Overlook, Mar 1, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
3 Reviews
This tour de force, road movie of a novel is a poignant excursion into the last days of the Beats and the radicalized culture of the 1960s, from Kentucky to New York City and beyond. Written in a voice that is warmhearted and hauntingly original, Any Day Now is the story of Clay, a small-town boy whose future is all mapped out. It travels as far as an isolated New Mexico commune under threat from a national revolution, with Clay battling to find his place in the new America -- and hoping desperately to forget what happened back East with the girl he loved.

Bisson, whose prose brings to life this wild tale in the vein of Philip Roth's The Plot Against America, has written a transcendent commentary on America's civil liberties and the perils of growing up, then and now.

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User Review  - AlanPoulter - LibraryThing

There is a key phrase in this novel which sums it all up - 'dismantling uptopia'. Clay grows up in the early 60s in rural America. Race is an issue but no one goes without. Clay gets a girlfriend and ... Read full review

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User Review  - ozzer - LibraryThing

I just could not get into this novel. It had little plot development and what was there was very chaotic and increasingly bizarre. There were far too many characters for any reader to keep track of or ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Terry Bisson is a Hugo and Nebula award writer. He has published seven novels and his short fiction has appeared in Playboy and Harper's magazine, among others. He previously worked as an auto mechanic and as a magazine and book editor. Bisson lives in Oakland, California.

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