Birds of America
"Birds of America" is the electrifying portrait of an idealistic young man who is an unwilling witness to the changes in society and its values, to the decline in the quality of life.
In the fall of 1964 Peter Levi arrives in Paris to do his junior year at the Sorbonne after spending a singularly unusual holiday in New England with his enchanting mother. Although Levi endeavors to live his daily student life according to the laws of harmony and inner consistency, what results is disaster upon disaster and frustrated clashes with the establishment.
Here is a book that captures the very essence of the 1960s and is at the same time as fresh in its observations today as when it was first published.