Stumptown Daze, a 1960 romance comedy, finds a free-spirited Lani as a caregiver to sixty-five-year-old dementia patient Walter in San Francisco’s North Beach. From the remote island of Rotuma, Lani struggles to carve out a place for herself in the beatnik enclave. To escape the evil machinations of his daughter, Walter flees to Guerneville in rural northern California, tricking Lani to join him. While staying at Murphy’s Guest Ranch, the young Rotuman girl encounters a troubled, obsessive-compulsive chef by the name of Jake. A bitter and awkward connection soon develops as they try to survive Memorial Day weekend together. Circumstances, however, force the couple to put aside their mutual dislike for each other in order to find Walter who has gone AWOL in search of one last tryst. Ladies of the night, local rubes, a redneck sheriff and a drunken politician intervene to complicate matters.
About John Michael McCarty (Santa Rosa, California Author)
Inspired by his family’s imprint upon northern California folklore since 1870, John McCarty creates unique characters and sends them off on an adventure thru yesteryear over the beautiful landscape of San Francisco and Sonoma counties.
His tales brim with local yarns and antiquity, reflecting his thirty-year career as history instructor and researcher on both the secondary and graduate levels. John is affiliated with the San Francisco, Sonoma County and Russian River Historical Societies. He is also a member in good standing with Redwood Writers and the Fulbright Association. With an abundance of city and country rascals at his disposal, our author’s single concern is to make sure that the ridiculous truth does not plow over fiction.