Twenty Five To Life | R.W.W. Greene
Julie is two years too young to get out from under her mother's thumb, and whatdoes it matter? She's over-educated, under-employed, and kept mostly numb byher pharma emplant. Her best friend, who she's mostly been interacting with viavirtual reality for the past decade, is part of the colony mission to ProximaCentauri. Plus, the world is coming to an end.
So, there's that. WhenJulie's mother decides it's time to let go of the family home in a failingsuburb and move to the city to be closer to work and her new beau, Juliedecides to take matters into her own hands. She runs, illegally, hoping to findand hide with the Volksgeist, a loose-knit culture of tramps, hoboes, seniorcitizens, artists, and never-do-wells who have elected to ride out the end ofthe world in their campers and converted vans, constantly on the move over theback roads of America.