The Book Shelf Shout Out

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‘Hippies’ by Gary Gautier

A long-overdue epic novel of the Age of Aquarius


By 1970, the hippie scene was faltering, a victim of both inner contradictions and external forces. The Vietnam war resistance, psychedelic drugs, sexual openness, the freedom of the commune – it seemed that everything about the 1960s could be incredibly liberating or wildly destructive. Against this backdrop, Jazmine, Ziggy, Ragman and a coterie of hippies discover an LSD-spinoff drug that triggers past life regressions and sweeps them toward a dramatic climax. This is the epic tale of hippiedom we’ve been waiting for, intimate in the lives of its characters but panoramic in its coverage of the sights, sounds, and ideals of the Age of Aquarius. Hippies is well-suited to readers of historical fiction, literary fiction, and anyone interested in the 1960s or the history of countercultural movements. It is also available in Kindle format.

 “What Kerouac did for the Beats with On the Road, Gautier has done for the sixties generation with Hippies … poetic and insightful on the contradictions and conflict which made the decade so exciting and ultimately so tragic.”  Michael T. Tusa, Jr. author of Advancing on Chaos

“Engaging atmosphere … and the quality of the prose is often immediate and compelling … Gautier is at his best in the confrontation scenes between the idealistic protagonists and the authorities.”  Steve Morris, author of The Yoga Sutras and Strange Thoughts, Random Mutterings

“An intriguing story with well-developed (and unique) characters … not too sweet, not too sad.”  Lorilin Meyer, bug bug book reviews

“Great job of incorporating fiction and nonfiction into an easily readable book that hooked you from the beginning … made you feel like you were really living in the ‘60s.”  Liz Gardner, Ski Lift Operator, Big Sky Montana

Gary Gautier, with an MA from UT-Austin and a Ph.D. from CU-Boulder, has taught writing and literature at the University of Colorado and Louisiana State University. He has published children’s and scholarly books, novels and poetry, literary criticism and book reviews. Gary has hitchhiked through 40 states and 8 countries, run two marathons, and once, due to a series of misadventures, spent six months as the chef at a French restaurant.   Website:   Facebook:   Amazon:  RESELLERS: For reseller discount, log in at  Gary’s other books:

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