PAST IS PROLOGUE is a novel that chronicles the adventures of nine ethnically, sexually and politically diverse baby boomers as they struggled to come of age in 1969; arguably the most turbulent and transitional year in American history. Baby boomers had been a force to be reckoned with if for no other reason than their sheer numbers: 76 million, one-fourth the American population. By the early 1960’s, they had experienced some growing pains but the American dream was still alive and well: movie-star handsome John F. Kennedy and his glamourous with, Jackie, were in the White House, John Glen orbited the moon, and the culturally diverse filmWest Side Story won the Oscar. But then, the shit-hit-the-fan: JFK was assassinated in Dallas, MLK murdered in Memphis and RFK gunned down in Los Angeles. It became painfully clear that baby boomers were inheriting a broken world. Things had to change. Young people were determined to rupture the status quo and create a new life for themselves in stark contrast to, and in opposition of their parents.
In PAST IS PROLOGUE, these characters are introduced separately and then, one by one, meet and interact against the backdrop of mankind landing on the moon, the Stonewall Inn riots that gave birth to the LGBTQ movement, the Woodstock music festival, the birth of the Internet, and unescorted women being kick-out of the lobby of The Plaza Hotel in NYC. In the end, they all attended for the National Championship football game played in celebration of the 100th Year of College Football during which a student uprising led by the principle characters brings about historic and lasting change.