It is the 1960s, and Will Langner is a high school thespian who cannot wait to get out of his Texas town and attend college in Austin, where he will never have to see any of his peers again. But Will has no idea his path is about to lead him to a fellow classmate with the power to change everything—even the future.
Danny Abrams swears there is something better than popularity in high school: Zen enlightenment. As the two search for the meaning of life, they finally graduate and embark on a journey that takes them westward from Austin to San Francisco, where they are introduced to acid rock, the macrobiotic diet, and the pure white light. But it is not until they really begin exploring the final frontier between freedom and insanity that the two boys transform into men as life brings them full circle to find the answers they desperately need.
In this historical tale, two boys take a necessary journey from Texas to California during the sixties in search of love, freedom, and the meaning of life.
… This is a novel that is by turns hilarious, sweet, and harrowing … It deserves to be a classic.
—James Magnuson, author and director of the James A. Michener Center for Writers