Synopsis by Eleanor Mannikka
The young hero of this story leads a life with more peaks and valleys than a rollercoaster ride and cannot seem to level out the fast track. The man's adult life (he was spawned from wealthy parents) begins with him studying medicine, living without the vices of either drink, drugs, or nicotine, playing his guitar when he has a moment, and enjoying the times he has with his rich girlfriend. Then he runs into a more liberated Swiss miss, and becomes entranced by her charms, his life of bucolic abstinence begins to fade as he discovers that his definition of sex had been limited. When his girlfriend abruptly -- and emphatically -- ends their relationship, he takes off and joins a punk-rock group, cultivating a whole new life style and becoming a singer in the process. That does not last, due to the fact that he cannot stay out of trouble, and when he is sent home by the police, he escapes after trouncing his father. After an accident, he mends his ways, gets married, and to all intents and purposes, has settled down to a quiet life after all. Exactly how much he may have settled down is open to question, apparently the rollercoaster ride has yet to come to a satisfactory stop.
decadence, drugs, girlfriend, life, life-changes, life-choices, medical-student, redemption, rock-band, sex