1969: A Brief And Beautiful Trip Back by Sea Gudinski is out now.
Take a trip down the rabbit hole without ever leaving the comfort of your living room… This is a novel in which history meets science fiction, and psychedelics meet spirituality through a seamless blend of fact and fantasy. 1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back is one girl’s account of her fantastic and unique experience of the hippie counterculture and how it changed her and those around her for the rest of their lives. From a run-of-the-mill existence in the ultra-conservative town of Fresno, California, formerly naïve teenager and rock devotee Rhiannon Karlson takes the trip of a lifetime after a drug dealer sells her a particularly potent and mysterious substance, sparking her unparalleled journey of soul-searching, consciousness-expansion and unyielding search for the Truth. The rest, you may say, is history.
1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back is a great read because the author really takes us back in time. Yes, the length of the novel looks daunting when you first get it. However, the great thing about it is once you start reading you can’t put it down…at least I couldn’t. I was totally engulfed by this story that I thought was accurately described. It truly is ‘a brief and beautiful trip back.’
Author Sea Gudinski is a life-long native of the small town of Holmdel, New Jersey. She has written prolifically since the age of ten, producing six novels and one collection of poetry. 1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back is her first published work. She is an avid reader and a lover of all things historical. With a wide breadth of knowledge and an unquenchable desire to learn, she has delved into several eras in recent history with the hope of shedding some light on the issues faced in today’s world.
Her works are a delightful marriage of fact and fiction, peopled with vibrant characters, each with a unique and meaningful story to tell. She writes with depth and passion in the hope that her work will inspire others the way other literary works have inspired her. Sea graduated from Holmdel High School with high honors; however, she chose not to go to college and manages her family business instead. When she is not writing, she enjoys listening to old radio programs and live music and playing gin rummy.
Note: I was provided a copy of this novel.