JC, a ten-year-old boy living in a wine country commune in the late ‘70s, struggles to be a normal baseball playing 4th and 5th grader despite being surrounded by his New Age family. He navigates his way through a never ending circus of séances, healing circles, Gaia worship, folksinging, vegetarianism, a psychically gifted little sister, and one kidnapping.
“Sure I remember 1979. How could I forget? JC? Well now, fine lad. Always scribbling in that book The Widger gave him. Ever in the company of his pig and his dog. Good to his little sister, Teenie Sparkle, I can tell you that. Teenie. Ah, Teenie, a far seer as ever there was. And that’s all the truth I’ve a mind to share today.”