At a 30-year reunion, ten college friends who graduated in July 1969 tell the stories of their lives in this brilliant new novel from one of America's most highly acclaimed writers.
Tim O'Brien's latest novel takes the so-called Golden Generation, who graduated at the end of the 1960s, and looks at what they were then, with their idealism and dreams and ambitions, and what they have become.
At a dance in their old college gymnasium, the Class of '69 have been reunited. They graduated at an extraordinary point in history: July 1969, the time of the Moon landing, student riots and Vietnam. One would go on to be an anti-war campaigner, one the perfect all-American girl, one a priest; one would go to Vietnam, one would go to Canada instead.
Now, after thirty years, each one has a story to tell - be it sad, tragic, funny or moving - and each one has a part to play in a reunion they will never forget.