To come of age in the 1960’s is to have experienced the upheaval resulting from the War in Vietnam and the Movement opposing it. Set against the turmoil, Peace Now! follows the journey taken by Tom Hill, a descendant of the men who fought the mining wars of the 1920’s. It also describes the journey of the other students at the Mansion and the Magic Theater, who seek to shape their futures while society is sloughing off truths held inviolate. The questions for Tom and his friends, especially Sandra, are not simple. Are they children or adults, are they patriots or traitors, are they stepping into the future or off the edge of the past?
“Peace Now! is the riveting account of a reckoning with the future. An easy read for a not so easy time.” – Eva Santiago, author of Salsa