Greg Wyss’s New Book “When Life Was Like a Cucumber” is a Wild Journey of Sexual Awakening and Self-discovery as a Man Sets Out to Find Himself in the Post-Vietnam Era

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Recent release “When Life Was Like a Cucumber” from Page Publishing author Greg Wyss is an evocative work of fiction bringing the personal, social, and political hangover of the early Seventies into sharp focus when a young man, newly divorced, is inspired by an angel to seek his place in the world after the halcyon days of free love, drug culture, and rock and roll have passed.

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Greg Wyss, an author and retired wireless communications entrepreneur living with his wife in Houston, Texas, has completed his book “When Life Was Like a Cucumber”: a trippy debut novel set amid the freewheeling social and political confusion of the early Seventies.

It’s 1972 and the Sixties are over. Or are they?

When the house they are renting outside of Oneonta, New York, burns to the ground, twenty-four-year old Jeffrey Hesse and his wife, Jane, split up, launching Jeff on a wild journey of self-discovery and sexual awakening. Inspired by an angel calling herself Isadora Duncan, Jeff sets out to see the world and find his place in post Sixties America. His odyssey carries him to the Gulf Coast of Florida, the streets of Boston, the hash clubs in Amsterdam, and his ancestral home of Switzerland. He finds himself seated next to Jesus on an airplane and spends an idyllic summer on the island of Crete where he is befriended by a Greek Renaissance man. A delicious stew of Jack Kerouac and Cheech and Chong with a pinch of Forrest Gump added to the mix, When Life Was Like a Cucumber is both funny and sad. Set against the backdrop of the Watergate years, it examines the alienation and hope of a generation weaned on the drug culture, the sexual revolution, and the Vietnam War.

Greg writes, “Hang on and enjoy the ride. When it’s over, you’ll have to agree that life is indeed like a cucumber.”

Published by New York City-based Page Publishing, Greg Wyss’s book is a thought-provoking and entertaining work steeped in the history and atmosphere of the early 1970s in Europe and America.

Readers who wish to experience this engrossing work can purchase “When Life Was Like a Cucumber” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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