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Praise for San Fran ‘60s

It's fun, with a quirky style… There's plenty of colour evoked and the language has a brisk and bold rhythm. There's an authenticity, an authority…” Simon Warner, PhD, author of Text, Drugs, and Rock'n'Roll, published by Bloomsbury, and Lecturer, Popular Music Studies, University of Leeds, United Kingdom


In San Fran ‘60s, Mark Jacobs brings the counter-culture of San Francisco in the 1960s to life through a sharply drawn collection of stories, which are frequently disturbing and surprising. Jacobs creates a montage of images and moments that capture the beat, sound and smell of the streets. Many of his characters are in search of truth or love—or at least release from the world around them--whether it’s dodging the draft, coping with drug addiction, treading the fine line between madness and mysticism, or finding the last barber on Haight Street. This is an engaging half-forgotten world of couch nomads, hipsters and the dispossessed in search of something that they themselves can’t articulate … I really loved this collection.” Douglas Field, PhD, lecturer in 20th Century American Literature at Manchester University, United Kingdom and a regular contributor to the London Times Literary Supplement. He is the editor of American Cold War Culture (2005) and the author of James Baldwin (2011).

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