Playing in the Apocalypse: Remembering the Isla Vista Riots




      Playing in the Apocalypse: Remembering the Isla Vista Riots
It was 1970 Kate and Joel were lovers during the riots in Isla Vista, a once sleepy, palm studed, beachfront student community next to the University of California, Santa Barbara campus For Kate, raised by repressive fundamentalist Christian parents, Isla Vista was the first place in her life that felt like home She loved to browse the bookstore and take long walks along the beach There were concerts and street dances just about every weekend and then her world came apart Kate s apartment was right on the police patrol loop, where ard trucks full of cops shot the tires of parked cars and lobbed tear gas canisters at the apartment buildings She and her roommate barricaded the door and hid until something happened that galvanized them into action.In between the fires, the rage, and the night the bank went up in flames, a tender love story unfolded between Joel and Kate.It was a terrifying and life changing year Packed with details and drawn from the author s own experiences, Playing in the Apocalypse is a time capsule of a scary, but in many ways simpler, era. New Download [ Playing in the Apocalypse: Remembering the Isla Vista Riots ] Author [ Kate Comings ] – bluevapours.co.uk

Kate Comings received a B.A in English literature at University of California, Santa Barbara A single mom, she raised her daughter at Boronda Creek, a remote spot 24 miles inland from the California coast When she wasn t transcribing medical reports and billing insurance companies, Kate would head into the woods for solo backpacking treks with only her dog for company She lives in Portland, Oregon with her dogs She loves photography and hiking in the Columbia River Gorge.

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  • ebook
  • 192 pages
  • Playing in the Apocalypse: Remembering the Isla Vista Riots
  • Kate Comings
  • English
  • 26 April 2018

6 thoughts on “ Playing in the Apocalypse: Remembering the Isla Vista Riots

  1. Carolyn Comings says:

    Disclaimer The author is my older sister And the book got 4 stars from me only because I didn t want it to end I wanted to readand see what happened next in Kate s life as told from her point of view, not as seen through my own adolescent eyes.At the time of the book s events, I was enjoying my first year of high school, and wars and riots were a long way from ...

  2. Mary Rowen says:

    This is a wonderful book both because it discusses a time in American history that I lived through but didn t understand, and because it s very engaging reading Kate Comings does a terrific job of writing a memoir about her experiences during the Isla Vista riots, but also sharing the beautiful love story that develops with her boyfriend, Joel Never does she sink into despair or get discouraged, e...

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