PLASTIC MAN: A Novel of the Sixties, by Dan Culberson, was published April 3, 2008, in both a hardcover and a softcover edition by Xlibris Corporation, a division of Random House Publishers.
This serio-comic story about college life at the University of Colorado in Boulder symbolizes the decade of the Sixties and has been called "a legitimate contender for the Great American Novel." A work of self-discovery and cultural analysis, the novel employs three different time schemes: The present describes the protagonist's journey after dropping out of college following a personal tragedy and hitchhiking from Colorado to California, the past describes his memories of his mostly comic experiences in college, and the future describes his musings of what happened to the country from the Sixties up to the present day.
Culberson was graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. degree in English literature in the Honors Program from the University of Colorado, was president of the Pi Kappa Alpha fraternity and was also a member of the Phi Epsilon Phi sophomore men's honorary and the Hammers junior men's honorary. Classmates of his at C.U. and longtime residents of Boulder might very well recognize characters, events, and places depicted in the novel.Culberson was born in Carmel, CA, but grew up all over the U.S. and Europe. He has lived in Monterey, CA: Medford, OR; Lawton, OK (twice); Pampa, TX; Minot, ND; El Paso, TX; Tacoma, WA; Kennewick, WA; Erlangen, Germany; Lebanon, MO; Colorado Springs, CO (where he attended high school); Boulder, CO (where he attended college and now lives); and Heidelberg and Sindelfingen, Germany. He served three years in the U.S. Army, retired from IBM after a career in publications and is a writer, editor, and publisher who came of age in the Sixties, which he remembers quite well, and who continues to write, edit, live, and think in the mountains. He was named a Boulder Pacesetter in 1985 by the BOULDER DAILY CAMERA in the first year of that program and has been a film reviewer since 1972 for magazines, newspapers, radio and TV, whose current "Hotshots" reviews are on KGNU Public Radio in Boulder and Denver every week, as well as on TV and all over the Internet.
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PLASTIC MAN: A Novel of the Sixties
ISBN: 978-1-4363-2027-6 (Hardcover)
ISBN: 978-1-4363-2026-9 (Softcover)