Worst Generation, The

Worst Generation, The

A Myopic Prosperity

The legacy of the Baby Boomers.


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The Worst Generation is character Jenny Alhouse’s indictment of her parents’ contributions to the contemporary world, their generational short-sighted and selfish degradation of economic and environmental well-being. Her recounting of childhood shows much she is thankful for - a stable, caring home, times kayaking with her father, family trips, a quality education, the benefits of prosperity. But she tells the story from her adulthood, and includes the things she could not see as a child: the economic and environmental plundering and inconsideration imbedded in her upbringing that leave her world unstable, uncivil, and unsafe.

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The Worst Generation" by Dan P. Greaney is a novel about Jenny Alhouse, who deplores her parents' contributions to the contemporary world, their generational short-sighted and selfish degradation of economic and environmental well-being. Jenny's recounting of childhood shows much she herself is thankful for, including a stable and caring home, the times she went kayaking with her father, the family trips, a quality education, and the benefits of prosperity. But she also tells the story from her adulthood, and includes the things she could not see as a child such as the economic and environmental plundering, and the inconsideration imbedded in her upbringing that leave her world unstable, uncivil, and unsafe. An inherently fascinating and resonating read from beginning to end, "The Worst Generation" is highly recommended for community library General Fiction collections. For personal reading lists it should be noted that "The Worst Generation" is also available in a Kindle format ($6.15). ~ , midwest book review

A very engaging novel. The changing perspective of the narrator and the subtle way that the uniqueness of each narrator is present is well done. The flow of the story and the way the reader is drawn in and then along is well executed. The conflicts and paradoxes of the characters and narrators made the story come alive. Given the current news about immigrants and hearing stories how moving from one culture to another is so difficult, this story of how the same kinds of transitions and challenges happen within the USA was both timely and well presented. How does one find a new moral compass when transplanted into a new culture that is so different? Hope the author keep exploring these kinds of stories and keeps helping us learn to see how seemingly different journeys might have surprising similarities. ~ Francis Viscount, NetGalley

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Dan P. Greaney
Dan P. Greaney Dan P. Greaney has worked in education and the outdoors since his youth. Influences on him include a degree in English from Stanford, a tea...
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