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2014 print  cover The Free (small)                                                            cover of 5th print edition 2014

Description

..’I’m like, on the run in the mad rain,
from my sad school and, um, my horrible dad..
..then I stumble into a revolution’..
First out in 1986 by Hooligan Press in Brixton, in Sept 2014 we have the updated double length 5th printed edition. Set in the fall of Capitalism due to climate chaos the adventure plunges us headlong into a brilliant multi-layered Social Revolution.Set in the dawn of a money-free world, ‘The Free’ is a Free Download in various formats from it’s popular blog here: thefreeonline.wordpress.com

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the most detailed fictional treatment of the movement from a world recognizably like our own to an anarchist society that I have read…. imagined strongly enough to allow readers to believe that events could happen this way.Dr Daniel P. Jaeckle, Embodied Anarchy in Ursula K. Le Guin’s ‘The Dispossessed…

What it’s about..

Accompany Linda through her hilarious, terrible day, as she:

-escapes her useless school and abusive daddy,-changes her name to Maxie and falls in with the anarcha feminists, squatters and gays.

The State is going bottoms up, the Climate is going crazy, we’re living the collapse of capitalism, blow by blow, with a rainbow.

Maxie and her new friends get free of their traumas,and get into dealing subversive death blows, to a skinhead gang,a bankrupt school and the testerical special police.
Next thing they flee to Ragwort CoOp Pool,in a big safe occupied working class area. We play the adventure live through their eyes, laughing and lamenting… inventing social revolution.

The PIF soldiers eventually arrive, to restore capitalist chaos, Macker and Maxie are missing, the hunt begins, while the spaced out invaders get subverted, corrupted, swallowed and (burp) digested.

Our odd family puzzles with the pieces.. finding a fun lifestyle,a coppice farm, and bright ideas for saving The Planet, but keep your hankies ready, folks.. click on your giant wings, for the fantastic FLYING finale!

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about the writer

…..’here I play around with gardens and mechanics, and, um, look after children and horses. I can cook a deadly vegetarian paella and my hobbies include solar-powered internet and, er, rooting in bins’….

M Gilliland

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Comments

Wow. This is exceptional – an absolutely riveting read. It is hilarious and then tragic. The characters bounding off the page. One moment I was laughing, the next almost in tears for Linda..

This book is a gas, terrific writing, a wonderful and likely
prophetic story for the near future … Jim Mac.

It creates poetry out the strange internal rhythms
and logic of the main character,
full of off-beat rhythms and lyrical leitmotifs…Rob Stewart

The Free. An unbelievably exciting book, not because of its stupendous pace and action filled plot, but because of the depth of character holding us breathless as we explore one after another of these amazing people. Gerry McCullough-

Yahoo! It is in acts, has skin and is feminist, what more can one want .Truly supported. A Zoomer

This book is truly unique. The characters and plot flow like water,
and are tasty like chocolate. A.A.

It’s sexy and wonderful and just pure joy… a breathless celebration of life…Gold in its purest literary form. Bec

I was reading through the Table of Contents, like all good OC’s, every last one, and got to #6-Testerical Morons and started to laugh so hard I damn near choked to death. Before I hit a word of text.

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Available in print from Amazon. US orders click here: http://www.amazon.com/Free-schoolgirl
Also on Google Books, Issuu, Scribd, Anarchist Library, etc.

Free Download in various formats from it’s popular blog here: thefreeonline.wordpress.com

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