By James A. Michener
In his successful most sensible vendor, James Michener unfolds a robust and poignant drama of six younger runaways adrift in a global they've got created out of desires, medicinal drugs, and commitment to excitement. With the definite contact of a grasp, Michener pulls us into the darkish middle in their inner most global, even if it is in Spain, Marrakech, or Mozambique, and exposes the bare nerve ends with surprising candor and countless compassion."A enhanced, picaresque novel...and a revealing replicate held as much as modern society."JOHN BARKHAM reports
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Endless beach. Mountains to cut off the cold winds. It's not a city. It's not a village. It's nothing seen on earth before. " They looked down at the panorama, the most exciting in Spain, with its mixture of old Malaga, the blue Mediter ranean, the fishing villages and the stark mountains. T o see the area from this height, after having traversed the barren upland plains, was to see an invitation to life and music, to wine and seashore. 'If it's as good down there as it looks from up here,' Joe said, 'it's a scene I'd like to make,' 'The only people w h o know h o w to enjoy it are the Germans and Swedes,' one of the students said.
With her father. In Tromsø there were many who smiled indulgently at Bjørndahl and his dreams; suspicions grew that the long years in the mountains had touched his mind, but one crucial fact remained to silence adverse comment: of all the patriots who had fled into the mountains, including even Storness the electrician and Gottheld the chemist, he was the only one w h o survived the cold and the Nazis. Many had started with him, but most had been driven into Sweden; Storness had died of malnutrition and Gott¬ held had been shot.
Joe said, 'I thought Californians were crazy drivers,' and the driver said, 'You drive fast to get places. ' With a burst of speed that not even an American teenager would have attempted, he exploded through the traffic and zoomed westward. With a small canvas traveling bag in his left hand, n o hat, no topcoat, little money, Joe stood in the roadway and surveyed the scene of his exile, and what struck him im mediately in these first minutes of a wintry day was that he s a w more beautiful girls than he had ever before seen in one place in his life.
The Drifters by James A. Michener