A most interesting and fascinating account of a young man's search for reality as he walks from New York State to the Gulf of Mexico. He finds out something about the diversity of characters that make-up the American people, black and white, and learns to love it. He lives with an old man of the mountains, a black family, a dropout commune, and a respectable southern family - and enjoys every minute of it. In addition, he also learns to suffer hardship in the bleak snow-topped mountains and the endless walking under a hot sun. He experiences grief when his dog is killed by a truck in the commune, and he has to face the remainder of the walk alone. Yet he also experiences love when he lives in a Southern Baptist Bible College; and feels God is speaking through an old woman preacher in a wheelchair to the girl he loves. Whilst staying in one Southern town he attends a Revival Meeting, hears the Gospel, and gives his heart to the Lord.
An unusual book, perhaps that's what makes it so interesting: it deals with people in the raw. Only once or twice does he meet with unhelpful people - all the rest offered help in some form or other. This book reveals the real face of America, and Americans....Continua