Sunday, 30 June 2013

TOO MUCH SUN by Lee Olds

OVER 250,000 copies sold. A timeless and touching coming of age classic

“The astonishing first novel about a runaway kid in Alaska”

“By Kerouac out of Salinger . . . The pioneer of a new post-Beatnik generation.” New York Herald Tribune

“Rowdy, wild and bawdy. Barry is as engaging as Holden Caulfield and as believable.” Book of the Month Club

“What a discovery! Lee Olds writes brilliantly, his empathy for his characters is much like Steinbeck, but the voice he gives them is closer to Salinger. With the reissue of his classic TOO MUCH SUN he will get the recognition he deserves.” Chris Child

Discover TOO MUCH SUN, the 60s best-selling classic by Lee Olds, the most interesting writer you’ve never heard of. This is the beautifully written tale of Barry Douglas who runs away from his stifling home and rich parents to live by his own means in the freedom and beauty of the wild frontier of Alaska.

He gets a tough job cutting brush at a remote mining camp and finds release from the grueling labor with sex, cold beer, and jazz. In the local town he meets Mary, a half Eskimo prostitute with whom he discovers both love and tragedy. This is the unputdownable novel of a young man coming to terms with himself and his world. A great read which will delight and surprise you.

Lee Olds is a pioneer of post-Beatnik writing whose provocative novels are finally being released for a new generation of readers.

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