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Take a trip down the rabbit hole without ever leaving the comfort of your living room...

This is a novel in which HISTORY meets SCIENCE FICTION and PSYCHEDELICS meet SPIRITUALITY through a seamless blend of FACT and FANTASY.


1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back is one girl’s account of her fantastic and unique experience of the hippie counterculture and how it changed her and those around her for the rest of their lives. From a run-of-the-mill existence in the ultra-conservative town of Fresno, California, formerly naïve teenager and rock devotee Rhiannon Karlson takes the trip of a lifetime after a drug dealer sells her a particularly potent and mysterious substance, sparking her unparalleled journey of soul-searching, consciousness-expansion, and unyielding search for the Truth. The rest, you may say, is history. 

Praise For 1969

"Plenty to groove on..."

- Kirkus Reviews

"Limits simply do not exist for the creative mind of Sea Gudinski."

- Chuck Defilippo, NYS Music Magazine

"Adventurous, soul-searching, and transcending the borders of time and reality, 1969: A Brief and Beautiful Trip Back is a thought-provoking saga that will keep the reader enraptured from cover to cover."

- Midwest Book Review

"Aside from an impressive level of cultural research, this book is also a love poem to America, blending the tender longing of a road novel with the philosophical, spiritual, and social hedonism of the 60s that still resonates around the world to this day. Meticulously edited, including masterful sections of colloquial speech, this lengthy novel is an engrossing read, even if you feel you know the decade."

- Self-Publishing Review

"[Rhiannon] is one of the best developed and created female protagonists that I have ever read and this is one of the best novels I have read so far this year."

- Rabia Tanveer, Reader's Favorite Reviews

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