Classic literary journalism which defined, for many, the state of America during the upheaval of the Sixties Revolution.
'It was a country of bankruptcy notices and commonplace reports of casual killings and misplaced children and abandoned homes and vandals who misspelled even the four-letter words they scrawled. Adolescents drifted from city to torn city, sloughing off both the past and the future as snakes shed their skins. It was not a country in open revolution. It was not a country under enemy siege. It was the United States of America in the cold late spring of 1967.'
Joan Didion slipped herself into the heart of the Sixties Revolution, only to slip out again with this savage masterpiece, which, since first publication in 1968, has been acknowledged as an unparalleled report on the state of America during those curious days.