In the tradition of coming-of-age stories, Holden Caulfield's odyssey" of four days leaves him broken by society, yet still compassionate. This is one of the first books to give voice to the spirit of life in the 20th century's Atomic Age."
Jerome David (J.D.) Salinger, whose nickname as a child was "Sonny," was born on New Year's Day 1919, in New York, New York, the second and last child of Sol and Marie (Miriam) Jillich Salinger.
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