This is the unforgettable chronicle of a disillusioned young man's 5,000-mile journey across America.
"I started out searching for myself and my country," Peter Jenkins writes, "and found both." In this classic account, he describes how disillusionment with society in the 1970s drove him out onto the road on a walk across America. His experiences remain as sharp and telling as they were 25 years ago - from the timeless secrets of life, learned from a mountain-dwelling hermit to the stir he caused by staying with a black family in North Carolina to his hours of intense labour in Southern mills. Five thousand miles and 35 pairs of shoes later, he learned lessons about his country and himself that resonate to this day.