The Mercedes Variation is a love story set against the backdrop of people who went `back to the land" in the 1960s, with 'flower power' values. Mercedes and her friends reject consumerism and corporate hierarchies and live the traditional rural lifestyle. Mercedes gets help building her tepee from her farmer neighbor who is seduced by her earthy nature. More
The Mercedes Variation is set against the backdrop of the people who went `back to the land’ in the 1960s. They embraced many ‘flower power’ values, rejecting consumerism and corporate hierarchies. By re-establishing traditional rural lifestyles, they stimulated declining economies and instilled society with ideas of sustainability and community. The author weaves an exquisite love story with the main character's constant search for honest living.