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March 21st: "1939 Plymouth, or The Bootlegger’s Driver" By: Lisa Trank

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Please join us for our next chat in #readers_corner at 8:30 P.M. (EDST) on March 21st, 2015 (00:30 A.M., March 22nd (GMT)), for a discussion of 1939 Plymouth, or The Bootlegger's Driver  by Lisa Trank.  The story was published in the December 29 2014 edition of the Saturday Evening Post.  Like most SEP stories, it is a pleasant read and a good way to spend a relaxing few moments.


 


The story is a snapshot of life in the United States during the final stages of the great depression.  Prohibition has just ended (Al Capone is dying of cancer in a Miami jail) and the country is seemingly unaware of the growing threat of Hitler's Germany.  Life for a Jewish immigrant from central Europe is far from ideal, but a vast improvement from the situation on the continent.  


 


I feel confident we will have an interesting discussion, both of the story and the economic and political situations presented.


 


The story is available on line at   http://www.saturdayeveningpost.com/2014/12/29/post-fiction/contemporary-fiction-art-entertainment/1939-plymouth-bootleggers-driver.html


 


Meeting Place: 


 


Webchat: http://koach.com/cha...=readers_corner 


 


mIRC Users: /server -m chat3.koach.com:6667 -j #readers_corner


 


Don't forget to bring a friend. I just might bring a pitcher of margaritas in honor of the 18th amendment to the Constitution.


 


Log Attached:  #readers_corne 20150321.txt


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I haven't found one.  I am not sure whether the SEP offers an audio edition, but I haven't seen any adverts for one.

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