In this triumphant bestseller, renowned novelist James A. Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of disenchanted youth during the Vietnam era. Against exotic backdrops including Spain, Morocco, and Mozambique, he weaves together the heady dreams, shocking tribulations, and heartwarming bonds of six young runaways cast adrift in the world—as well as the hedonistic pursuit of drugs and pleasure that collapses all around them. With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the private world of these unforgettable characters, exposing their innermost desires with remarkable candor and infinite compassion.
Praise for The Drifters
“A blockbuster of a book . . . full of surprise, drama, and fascination.” —Philadelphia Bulletin
“Rings with authentic detail and clearly descriptive sights and smells . . . The Drifters is to the generation gap what The Source was to Israel.” —Publishers Weekly
“[ The Drifters] conveys a sense of a new time, a new generation.” —Chicago Sun-Times
“Michener has slid open a window on the world of the dropout and has spared no effort to make the reader aware of this new world.” —The Salt Lake Tribune
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Six young adults are the "drifters" of this epic of contemporary life. Their story is one of revolt against the older generation, and an odyssey which weaves the many complex themes of a changing world. By the author of "Hawaii", "Caribbean", "The Source" and "The Bridges at Toko Ri".From the Inside Flap:
In his triumphant best seller, James Michener unfolds a powerful and poignant drama of six young runaways adrift in a world they have created out of dreams, drugs, and dedication to pleasure. With the sure touch of a master, Michener pulls us into the dark center of their private world, whether it's in Spain, Marrakech, or Mozambique, and exposes the naked nerve ends with shocking candor and infinite compassion.
"A superior, picaresque novel...and a revealing mirror held up to contemporary society."
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Book Description Fawcett, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0449238628
Book Description Fawcett, 1982. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110449238628
Book Description Book Condition: Brand New. Book Condition: Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 97804492386221.0