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Elvis in the Morning
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0151006431, Hardcover)
Orson is a young boy whose mother works at a U.S. Army base in Germany in the 1950s. There, he becomes a fan of a G.I. stationed at the base, one Elvis Presley, whose music is played over and over on the radio. When Orson is caught stealing recordings of Elvis's tunes from the PX, the attendant publicity catches the star's attention, and he comes to visit his young fan. Thus begins a lifelong friendship. As Elvis's career rockets ever higher and his behavior becomes ever more erratic, the two share many adventures. The sixties explode, and Elvis becomes the icon of the nation, while Orson, a college demonstrator, drifts away from regular life while looking for something of substance to believe in. Each man is an emblem of his time, as social conventions crumble, barriers fall, and the cultural landscape changes forever.
A panorama of change and dissent, of the ability of friends to stay true despite distance and time, Elvis in the Morning portrays a nation in change and the effects of celebrity on innocence.
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"Orson is a schoolboy in Germany whose American mother works at a U.S. Army base in the 1950s. There he becomes a fan of a G.I. stationed nearby, a soldier whose music captivates Orson, as it has so much of America: Elvis Presley. Orson is caught in the PX stealing records of Elvis's music, and the military court mock-seriously sentences him to a month without Elvis music. The publicity catches the young star's attention, and Elvis goes to visit his deprived young fan and then sings for him. That is the beginning of a lifelong friendship." "Against the backdrop of the turbulent 1960s, Elvis's career rockets ever higher, and he becomes the icon of the nation while Orson, in college in America, joins the student protesters and then goes on the road, searching for something to believe in. Each man is an emblem of his time, as social conventions fall and the cultural landscape changes forever."--BOOK JACKET.
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