Native Soulmate: A Season in Search of a Love Homegrown (Paperback)

A Season in Search of a Love Homegrown

By Zachary Michael Jack

Tall Corn Books, 9781888160567, 210pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 2011



At the height of a Heartland summer a seventh generation midwesterner unlucky in love sets forth from a faraway farm on a quest to road-test what he calls his Beach Boys hypothesis: What if we really do live in a world where native boy meets native girl... What if the cutest girls and boys in the world really do live right under our nose? So begins a Cinderella season in search of a love homegrown. Pursuing the dream wherever it may lead, the author delivers speeches in far-flung farm burgs and readings in well-to-do college towns while setting up listening posts in libraries and chautauquas in barns. Part 1500-mile travelogue and part real-life love story, Native Soulmate offers not just an account of a magical trek and its uncanny, sweetcorn settings, but a moving argument for how voting with your feet and leading with your heart really can matter.