By Ray Robertson
Encouraged by means of the exploits of ill-fated country-rock visionary Gram Parsons, this mid-60s story of idealism and break out lines the pains of a fictionalized draft-dodging flower baby from the us to Canada and again. it's the overdue Nineteen Sixties in Yorkville, Toronto's hippie ghetto of artists, intellectuals, drunken poets, and would-be rock stars. during this idyllic haven, narrator invoice Hansen, a drummer, meets Thomas Graham, an American musician at the lam from the draft. the 2 shape a band, yet while they enjoy tune and freedom, Graham is hobbled by means of one other love: a drug behavior that turns into his cause of dwelling and, ultimately, for death. Graham's emotional journey and failed, progressive lifestyles replicate the increase and fall of a complete generation's aspirations.