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Shedding Skin

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.

Robert Ward is the author of eleven novels, including Four Kinds of Rain, New York Times Notable Book, Red Baker, winner of the PEN West Award for Best Novel, Shedding Skin, and The Stone Carrier

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