His Illegal Self

His Illegal Self is the story of Che-raised in isolated privilege by his New York grandmother, he is the precocious son of radical student activists at Harvard in the late sixties. Yearning for his famous outlaw parents, denied all access to television and the news, he takes hope from his long-haired teenage neighbor, who predicts, They will come for you, man. They'll break you out of here.
 
Soon Che too is an outlaw: fleeing down subways, abandoning seedy motels at night, he is pitched into a journey that leads him to a hippie commune in the jungle of tropical Queensland. Here he slowly, bravely confronts his life, learning that nothing is what it seems.

Genre
Fiction
Topics
activism, australia, child's perspective, dropping out, fugitive, hippie culture, wilderness
Author
Peter Carey
Publisher
Faber
Format
Paperback
ISBN
0571231527 (find on Amazon)

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