Traveling without a passport
When a Dream Passes and You're Still Here
Traveling Without A Passport is the second my trio of hippie books.
As with The Garden of What Was and Was Not, it's not restricted to Sixties only settings and has a free-floating ramble with time.
Book Two finds Peter on his first day in a new apartment in Haight Ashbury, preoccupied about how long he can last before going broke as a freelance gag writer. His elusive lover, Marcie, has his head spinning.
Unable to resolve things, he hitchhikes to Los Angeles to catch up with a friend from the past. They spend the weekend reminiscing and resetting their current perspectives against their passionate hippie backgrounds.
Along the way, Peter meets a serial murderer in progress who wants to recruit him and a future mirror of himself. Dodging in an out of the present, he muses on the influences that shaped him and looks decades ahead as he steps up as the present day narrator.
As a sequel to the gentle, hippie inflected Garden, Traveling Without A Passport is both fiercer in its search for meaning, but also funnier on nearly every page.
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"Stone's most recent book is his best. It's an easy read full of humor and insight. Some parts made me laugh so hard I was in tears. This book is a continuation of the chronicles of Pete McCarthy, now taking place mostly in the mid 70's. Make no mistake, Stone's discriptions of people, places and events while humorous can also be very provocative. Pete McCarthy's experiences are so broad it is hard to imagine a reader not identifying with some of them. One wonders if we all know people like those McCarthy befriends, thus, the fun comes from Stone's writing or, are McCarthy's friends truly unique? This is a must read-maybe more than once."
From an Amazon Review.