Jowen wrote:Not unique, Louise, no. The book reflected (perhaps the first one of its kind I've read), the bizarre happenings and confusion of the 1960s/70s. I hated those years, count them as the worst years of my life. I was confused and scared too; couldn't believe the incredibly horrible things that were happening; the tearing down of family life as we had known it. Julian Barnes set it down in print -- the cruelties, and the biblical concept of children having to bear the consequences of parents' behaviour. Maybe that's why he was nominated for awards.
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