Hitting that impenetrable wall of reality

American Subversive - cover

American Subversive – cover

And when you’ve fallen for all the youthful clichés about making a difference, when you’ve tailored your life around them, hitting that impenetrable wall of reality is devastating. For things were only getting worse. The global economy was in shambles, the developing world falling out of reach. I was falling out of reach. I was losing myself.

And then I lost my brother.

(David Goodwillie, in American Subversive, p31)


David Goodwillie. 2010. American subversive. New York: Scribner.

“This thriller is less a whodunit than an exploration of what motivates radicalism in an age of disillusionment and impotence.” (Malena Watrous, in a review for The New York Times)


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