Now Is the Hour

Now Is the Hour

Book - 2006
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The year is 1967, and Rigby John Klusener, seventeen years old and finally leaving his home and family in Pocatello, Idaho, is on the highway with his thumb out and a flower behind his ear, headed for San Francisco. Now Is the Hour is the wondrous story of how Rigby John got to this point. It traces his gradual emancipation from the repressions of a strictly religious farming family and from the small-minded, bigoted community in which he has grown up during a time of explosive cultural change. Transforming this familiar journey from American Graffiti to On the Road into something rich and strange and hilarious is the persona of Rigby John himself. Intimately in touch with his fears, hesitantly awakening to his own sexuality, and palpably open to life's mysteries, Rigby John is a protagonist whom readers will fall in love with, root for, and be moved by.

Now Is the Hour is a powerful, vastly entertaining story of self-awakening, of the complex bonds of family, and ultimately of America during a period of tremendous upheaval.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Co., c2006.
ISBN: 9780618584215
Branch Call Number: FIC/SPANBAUER
Characteristics: 459 p. ; 24 cm.

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Dec 14, 2017

Absolutely LOVED it !

Nov 10, 2017

After being completely entranced with Tom Spanbauer's wild, life- altering, honest, and wise The Man Who Fell in Love with the Moon, and with having the serendipitous experience of reading it right before the 2017 Total Eclipse of the Moon, which I witnessed not far from his hometown, I had big expectations for Now Is the Hour. His most recent books are his most derivative and the least appealing. After The Man, I heartily recommend, however, his powerful In the City of Shy Hunters, a terrifying tale of finding your way in life when death is all around. I say no more, except read it. After you read The Man. An aside: how I wish an underscore was available to properly present book titles here. Chicago Manual of Style would abhor quotation marks.

Nov 18, 2011

I was really excited about reading this book, but after about 40 pages I quit. I found the plot to be slow, and the writing to be too detailed. The premise seemed so promising, but alas, I have moved onto the next book on my shelf.


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