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About the author:
Jon Michael Miller is a native of Lancaster County, PA and holds three degrees from Penn State, where he studied, taught and worked for over 25 years. He now writes and teaches in St. Pete, FL. He is the author of a memoir ("Maharishi, TM, Mallory & Me"), three novels ("Thrown Together," "Roz: A Jamaican Lolita)," & "Photo Sessions") and a collection of short stories set in Key West ("Driftwood Houses").
Jon Michael Miller
"Thrown Together" is a love story set in the turmoil of the late sixties. Two Ohio State grad students--Matthew Boyer just back from the Viet Nam war and Amy St. Claire disenchanted with her traditional marriage--meet, share a friendship and fall in love amid the sixties millieu. In a back story, Matt tries to adopt a child he rescued during a Vietnam firefight. She is struggling to survive in a Saigon orphanage.
Amy and Matthew's relationship takes them from quiet campus life, Woodstock, across the country to San Francisco and back to the Ohio campus, closed by protests during the Kent State shootings. They grow and change, groping for and finally discovering their life paths.
They are thrown together with other characters:
Molly Sparks and Fred Burleson, fellow grad students;
Richard St. Claire, Amy's husband;
A confused little Yorkie named Oz;
Amy's parents, Matthew's also;
Professor Dietrich, Matthew's mentor;
Laura, Matthew's ex, whose photo he cherishes;
Mick, a greaser pursuer of Amy;
Gina, Amy's best friend, a dancer in California;
Eric, a freewheeling Sausalito hedonist,
and Megan Vandermoor, an avid campus idealist.
Thrown together by their times, they all search for the answers to the era's overwhelming questions.
- Publication Date:
- Feb 11 2011
- 145657776X / 9781456577766
- Page Count:
- Binding Type:
- US Trade Paper
- Trim Size:
- 6" x 9"
- Black and White
- Related Categories:
- Fiction / Literary