The Goodbye-Love ​Generation

A Novel in Stories

by Kori Frazier Morgan

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A Novel of ​Northeast Ohio’s ​Music Scene, the ​Kent State ​Shootings, & the ​End of the Sixties.

Kent, Ohio, 1969: The Purple Orange is rapidly ​becoming one of the most popular bands in ​northeastern Ohio's thriving music scene. Guitarist ​Alex Johnson is struggling to escape his painful and ​abusive past through his musical ambitions, while their ​impulsive lead singer, Maddy Winters, is turning heads ​with her captivating voice and larger-than-life ​personality.

But when the shootings at Kent State in May 1970 ​shatter the group and their expectations of stardom, ​they each must come to terms with how the tragedy ​defines their art, relationships, and politics—and how it ​will shape their identities in the years to come.

Set over a period of fifty years, The Goodbye-Love ​Generation explores the lives of its cast of ​interconnected characters as it examines not just the ​Vietnam era and its lingering effects, but the decisions ​we all must make for the future as we interpret the ​events of the past.

Praise for the Goodbye-​Love Generation

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"A novel of beautiful, searing ​stories that show us the insidious ​tentacles of war, and how they ​become part of the DNA we pass ​down through place and ravaged ​hearts."

Rita Dragonette,

author of The Fourteenth of ​September

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At its heart, this is a collection of ​vignettes that shows us how ​events shape not only our lives, ​but how their ripples travel ​through time and space to touch ​others in ways we couldn’t begin ​to imagine. It’s about reflection ​and impact and growth. And for ​Kent State alum, it’s about JB’s ​and The Venice and hanging out ​on Water Street.

Reader Tara Reynolds

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"A creative & imagistic ​rollercoaster [...] You will ​experience the heights of joy & ​fulfillment & the depths of sadness ​& failure [...] & find beauty in the ​flawed humanity of the characters ​that echoes our own experiences ​during & after tragedy."

The Blue Mountain Review

About the ​Author

Kori Frazier Morgan is the daughter of a Northeast Ohio ​musician & a relative of a Kent State survivor. She holds a ​B.A. in creative writing & professional writing from Ohio ​Northern University & a Master of Fine Arts in fiction writing ​from West Virginia University. Her work has appeared in ​Shenandoah, SN Review, Stories of Yearning, Forge, ​Switchback, Prick of the Spindle, Scarlet Leaf Review, ​Blanket Sea, Calla Press, Agape Review, & other national & ​regional publications. In 2020, she was named a nominee ​for Best of the Net.

She is the founder and Chief Literary Strategist of Inkling ​Creative Strategies, an author services company that helps ​writers reach their full creative potential so they can impact ​and inspire readers.

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