Author(s): John David California
At 76, Mr C. is a man on the edge. Tired of life, the constant disappointments and excruciating boredom, this old man has had enough. From his retirement home, He resolves to seize whatever diginity he has left and end his life in the only place he truly feels at home: Goddam New York City. Armed with a deathwish and an enduring hatred of all things phony, he takes the reader on the ultimate journey: from one life to the next. In his final days the 76-year- old boy still only wants to be the 'Catcher in the Rye'.
John David California is a 32-year-old freelance travel writer who has written for several international magazines including E24, Solo, Ascent and Mood, as well as several short film scripts for the production company Blind Id. The former gravedigger and Ironman triathlete has been captivated by the story of Holden Caulfield for years. After finding a well-travelled copy of The Catcher in the Rye in an abandoned cabin in rural Cambodia, the iconic characters within saw John through the most maniacal of tropical fevers and chronic isolation. Years later he is finally able to return the favour, holding the fate of Holden Caulfield in his inspired hands with 60 Years Later: Coming Through the Rye. This is John's first novel.