60 Years Later : Coming Through the Rye, Paperback
4 out of 5 (1 rating)


A 76-year-old man wakes up in a nursing home in upstate New York.

This seemingly normal day brings with it an unnerving compulsion to flee his present situation and embark on a curious journey through the streets of New York City.

Powerless to resist these strange new urges, Holden Caulfield, like a decrepit marionette, finds himself in the midst of bizarre and occasionally depraved escapades.

Is senility finally closing in or is some higher power controlling the chaos? 60 years after his debut as the great American anti-hero, Holden Caulfield is yanked back onto the page without a goddamn clue why.




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Though it's a truly bizarre concept, the book is worth reading if you're a fan of Catcher in the Rye and its cultural legacy. J.D. California juxtaposes his narrative of an elderly Holden Caulfield against that of Salinger himself. In the end, the writer meets his character and the two reconcile their differences, with the character realizing he is an extension of his creator.