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 poetry collections, short stories, and novels. She is a National Book Award finalist and has received both Guggenheim and NEA fellowships for poetry. Her novel, Radiomen won the 2016 John W. Campbell Prize for the Best Book of Science Fiction and was followed by THE STARGAZER'S EMBASSY (Mayapple Press, 2017) which won an American Fiction Award. Her next novel, Satellite Street (The Permanent Press, 2019), was a finalist for both the Montaigne Medal and the Eric Hoffer Award. Her other works include WATKINS GLEN (Mayapple Press, 2021), STRANGE LIFE (Mayapple Press, 2014), JANET PLANET (Mayapple Press, 2011), and THE BLONDE ON THE TRAIN (Mayapple Press, 2009).Author City: LONG BEACH, NY USA