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New 'Boomer Lit' Novel Offers Rare Insight into Life on a Farming Commune

Written by Java Davis, 'Commune' is an upbeat tale of relationships - lovers, friends, partners, family members and everything in between. Confined within the commune's borders, Davis' characters are human - richly drawn, multifaceted and flawed. Their st

MEDIA, Pa., Jan. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With baby boomers controlling 80% of the world's wealth and governments, it's no surprise that they've also managed to carve out a literary genre of their own.

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'Boomer Lit' has been celebrated for exploring all issues and aspects of the world's largest single generation. However, a fresh and insightful new novel by Java Davis focuses on a lifestyle that Boomer Lit rarely puts under the spotlight – life in a commune.

'Commune' is the story of a woman named Momo, who buys an apple farm in the fictional M'Coun County, Michigan. From a dysfunctional background, Momo is dedicated to building the farm into an apple commune - a healthy, happy 'mini-society,' but her social experiment is threatened by its very participants, including two former college roommates, a bitter chef, an insomniac organic gardener, a transient Buddhist, and secretive fraternal twins, among others.

Synopsis:

Commune explores a variety of relationships within the microcosmic world of an apple commune: workers and slackers; lovers and ex-lovers; parents and children; friends and traitors; wise and foolish; naive and criminal.

The M'Coun County apple commune is a petri dish of disparate players. The story of the commune is the story of many communes that were launched with the best of intentions, but that found the real world has different rules and values.

Maureen "Momo" Doyle's journey is at the heart of the story, and as Davis points out, it's one that many people might have fantasized about during their idealistic youths.

"This may be fiction, but it is heavily inspired by communes that were launched with great hopes, and that often petered out as interest waned. It's a narrative full of both humor and pathos that details the struggles that Momo faced, such as being arrested for a crime she didn't commit and being audited by the IRS, and how she faced her challenges with gusto to expose just how strong she really was. So many baby boomers dreamed of the commune life as an escapist fantasy, and this book details how disorganized and unfocused that life could really be," Davis says.

Continuing: "Baby boomers are inherently very capable people, a generation chock-full of rugged independence. 'Commune' explores their lives in an alternative setting – their relationships, resourcefulness and how anything can and does happen!"

'Commune' will be released on January 31 on Amazon for Kindle – COMING SOON!

About the Author:

Java Davis spent fourteen years in the printing and marketing fields.  After retiring early due to a disability, she turned to writing books as a means to work at home.  A perpetual wanderer earlier in life, she draws heavily on a lifetime of diverse locales, unusual experiences and varied friendships.

Contact:
Java Davis
484-483-4540
javadavis@live.com
http://dooid.me/javadavis

SOURCE Java Davis

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