— Rebel Mother: What It’s Like to Join a Revolution as a Five-Year-Old —
Peter Andreas’s memoir ‘Rebel Mother’ relates an incredible childhood of communes and coups across the US and Latin America. All told, Andreas’s journey with his mom took him through a whirlwind of states, countries, homes, and schools between the ages of five and 11. There was the commune in Berkeley; the farm in Chile (when the Pinochet coup upended the country’s politics, they fled). There were the stints in Buenos Aires, then Peru. Along the way, her mother had lovers who were often far younger.