will we bury the baby boomers?
Matthew Ware Coulter, an historian, answers the question in
his new novel, "Grandmaland".
Grandmaland is a grandiose burial resort and theme park in West
Texas, designed to provide a final resting place for the baby-boom
generation. The novel follows the development of Grandmaland
from its beginnings as an idea in the mind of history professor
Calvin Marpoult to the grand opening of the facility.
Along the road to Grandmaland, Marpoult meets a fellow baby-boomer
and statistician, Patricia Cornwall, and two work together to
make the vision into reality. Included in the vision is a world-class
Museum of the Baby Boom which will preserve the history of the
boom generation and present it to the boomer's descendants who
Marpoult's efforts to secure financial backing for the project
lead him into the tangled and murky business dealings of the
Texas-based Royce Group, an investment company with high-level
political connections and links to the Central Intelligence
Agency. Professor Marpoult literally finds out where "the bones
are buried" from the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba and discovers
connections to the Watergate scandal of the 1970s and the savings
and loans collapse of the 1980s.
When the Royce Group tries to tell Marpoult how to present the
story of his generation in the Museum of the Baby Boom, the
professor is forced to defend the integrity of history.
The book is available through Amazon.com...