In the summer of 1974 straight-laced Jay doesn't like beer, doesn't do drugs, and finds the whole hip revolutionary concept a little convoluted. She's an artist, but her realistic outlook and painting doesn't fit in with the art scene. It comes as no surprise that when she follows her high school crush from Victoria to the University of Toronto, expecting to fall in love, she is instead overwhelmed by throngs of hippies, judgmental art teachers, and boy-crazy sorority girls. With freewheeling attitudes towards sex and love swirling around her, Jay could not possibly be more confused about where she stands in the grand scheme of things. Sally Clark's novel perfectly captures a sexual and social revolution that was not all it was cracked up to be.
Used availability for Sally Clark's Waiting for the Revolution
April 2010 : Canada Paperback