JOSEPH BARRY GURDIN
Border of Lilies and Maples
Tuesday, April 10 at 7 PM
Gurdin's novel is timely even though it takes place in 1968
after the assassinations of Martin Luther King, Jr., and Bobby Kennedy.
The novel's protagonist must decide between resisting the draft to express
his opposition to the war in Vietnam, and taking a graduate-school
deferment. He rather chooses to take a job in Europe, where, like young
people today, he must contemplate a moral course of action against the
backdrop of an unpopular war.