Robert Stone delivers "Prime Green: Remembering the Sixties." Robert Stone has written some of the most iconic American fiction of the last three decades. The legacy of the "burnt-out '60s" - Vietnam, drugs, the failure of counter-culture dreams - has informed much of his best work, not least of all his National Book Award-winning novel "Dog Soldiers." In "Prime Green," his first ever book-length work of non-fiction, Stone offers a candid memoir that recalls his own extraordinary experiences during the most turbulent, yet magical, decade in our history. In 1958, Stone is in the Navy, circumnavigating the globe on a transport ship. Ten years later, he would encounter a different kind of military engagement, as he witnessed the disastrous invasion of Laos as a correspondent in Vietnam.
In between, he would alight in New York amid the burgeoning art scene on the Lower East Side, in New Orleans where jazz and poetry fused in Beat-inspired clubs, and in California, where he joined the Age of Psychedelia, experimenting with LSD along with Ken Kesey's Merry Pranksters and an up-and-coming band called The Grateful Dead. Stone's personal take on the Sixties as he lived it is indelible, capturing those heady times with both hindsight and insight- Cody's Books
Robert Stone is the acclaimed author of seven novels, including A Hall of Mirrors (winner of the National Book Award), A Flag for Sunrise, Children of Light, Outerbridge Reach, Damascus Gate, and Bay of Souls. His short-story collection, Bear and His Daughter, was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. The recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, Stone lives with his wife in New York City.