Beach Read Of The Day

by Joseph Russell · June 5, 2008

[Image via International Herald Tribune]

"What if Patty Hearst, on the run with the S.L.A., had had a baby in her arms, along with her machine gun? What if the town house where Oughton and her fellow Weatherman Terry Robbins blew themselves up had had a nursery on a higher floor? Can you midwife the revolution and raise a child at the same time?" The child is Che, the son of Harvard radicals who spends his first seven years living with his upper-crust grandmother on Park Avenue. When his mother sends an emissary to bring him home, Che's life becomes one of whirlwind, often gritty adventure that winds from Port Authority to the Australian outback.