Local author and creative writing instructor Ellen Everman takes us on a journey in Bell Bottoms to Gucci, her latest novel, which launches in the year 1964 and travels through the decades of psychedelics, protests, hippies, and the titular pants. Calling the book “an ode to baby boomers,” the book’s publisher notes that Everman’s story examines both sides of the political fence from an intuitive personal perspective.
Everman also pays homage to Cincinnati.
Part of the story, she says, involves the lead character working at Renovated Housing, for a man related to Alice Roosevelt Longworth, daughter of U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt and wife of Nicholas Longworth III, of the iconic Cincinnati family. That part of the story is inspired by Everman’s own time working in a similar role here.
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