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Radio Free Vermont

(2017)
A novel by

 
 
 “We've got a long history of resistance in Vermont and this book is testimony to that fact.”
–Bernie Sanders

A book that's also the beginning of a movement, Bill McKibben's debut novel Radio Free Vermont follows a band of Vermont patriots who decide that their state might be better off as its own republic.

 
As the host of Radio Free Vermont--"underground, underpowered, and underfoot"--seventy-two-year-old Vern Barclay is currently broadcasting from an "undisclosed and double-secret location." With the help of a young computer prodigy named Perry Alterson, Vern uses his radio show to advocate for a simple yet radical idea: an independent Vermont, one where the state secedes from the United States and operates under a free local economy. But for now, he and his radio show must remain untraceable, because in addition to being a lifelong Vermonter and concerned citizen, Vern Barclay is also a fugitive from the law.
 
In Radio Free Vermont, Bill McKibben entertains and expands upon an idea that's become more popular than ever--seceding from the United States. Along with Vern and Perry, McKibben imagines an eccentric group of activists who carry out their own version of guerilla warfare, which includes dismissing local middle school children early in honor of 'Ethan Allen Day' and hijacking a Coors Light truck and replacing the stock with local brew. Witty, biting, and terrifyingly timely, Radio Free Vermont is Bill McKibben's fictional response to the burgeoning resistance movement.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"What a delicious pleasure to read Radio Free Vermont - a weird and utterly joyous if sometimes hair-raising romp through the dark Wonderland of life under Trump. Bill McKibben is a brilliant storyteller, and I love this book, which is balm for our troubled times." - Jay Parini


Used availability for Bill McKibben's Radio Free Vermont

Hardback Editions

January 2018 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance (Thorndike Press Large Print Core)
Author(s): Bill McKibben
ISBN: 1-4328-4638-8 / 978-1-4328-4638-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press Large Print
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November 2017 : USA Hardback
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Title: Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
Author(s): Bill McKibben
ISBN: 0-7352-1986-9 / 978-0-7352-1986-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
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Paperback Editions

November 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
Author(s): Bill McKibben
ISBN: 1-5247-4372-0 / 978-1-5247-4372-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
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Audio Editions

November 2017 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
Author(s): Bill McKibben
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2017 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
Author(s): Bill McKibben
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon CA   


November 2017 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
Author(s): Bill McKibben
Publisher: Penguin Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance
Author(s): Bill McKibben
Publisher: Blue Rider Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU