Fiction. JANET PLANET is a unique work that attempts to showcase the young and rebellious spirit of a Woodstock generation that eventually grew up and away from those glorious hippie days. In the novel, Janet Harris—known as Janet Planet—is the reader's guide into and out of the psychedelic years as she joins Jorge Castelan (a fictionalized Castaneda) and his circle of women and then falls into the new age movement of alternative spirituality. Set in the hippie haven of Woodstock, Janet embarks on her own spiritual journey into the mystery that lies beyond life.
Eleanor Lerman, who lives in New York, is the author of numerous award-winning collections of poetry, short stories, and novels. She is a National Book Award finalist, the recipient of the Lenore Marshall Poetry Prize from the Academy of American Poets, and was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship as well as a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. In 2016, her novel, Radiomen, was awarded the John W. Campbell Prize for the Best Book of Science Fiction. Eleanor Lerman's books include are STRANGE LIFE (2014), JANET PLANET (2011), THE BLONDE ON THE TRAIN (2009), and THE STARGAZER'S EMBASSY (2017), all published by Mayapple Press.Author City: LONG BEACH, NY USA