Chasing the Stars and Hoping to Shag the Moon
Karen was a witness and participant in the 1960s political protests, ecological, sexual and feminist revolutions that liberalized society and changed not only the way we dress but the way we think. In her third year of art school in Canada, inspired by Kerouac's On the Road, she took off hitchhiking to San Francisco.
Chasing the Stars and Hoping to Shag the Moon is a critical follow-up on those magical years of the 1960s that in many ways paved the way for the next generation. With her lifelong friend Cy, also a mad, book-reading freak, books helped them find a way to live, and those years of economic abundance allowed them to develop their individual talents.
If this is a book about books-it is far from bookish! While the passionate dialogue of these kindred spirits ranges across the literary and art world, tantalizing footsteps of their own are traceable across these pages. Indeed the boundaries between real life and the life of fiction are often blurred and unless you read closely you may not know which landscape you are currently strolling in with them. The point is that here is a true dialogue of two graphically brilliant souls, not just a compilation of congenial exchanges but a true confrontation of minds. [publisher's note]