Shedding Skin

Shedding Skin

by Robert Ward

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“The quintessential hippie ’60s novel.”
—Publishers Weekly



A tour of the 1950s and 1960s recounts the author’s coming-of-age experiences in a period torn between idealism and despair, chronicling his journey between Baltimore and Haight-Ashbury and his witness to the historical events of the time.This classic novel, the 1972 winner of a National Endowment for the Arts Award, turns, providing an essential companion piece to The King of Cards. Illuminated by the author’s personal experiences, this authentic coming-of-age novel presents a cavalcade of memorable characters and adventures.


“The quintessential hippie ’60s novel.”
-Publishers Weekly

“One of the finest novels to come out of the great social, psychic and moral convulsion called the sixties.”
-Pete Hamill, author of A Drinking Life

“A novel in overdrive — vulgar, outrageous, totally hyperbolic, exceptionally funny, and written with an uncommon attention to the wonders of language…superb.”
-Sheldon Frank, New York Times Book Review