A satirist of great assurance and accomplishment. Observer
Highly entertaining Margaret Drabble
Frustrated novelist James Walker is setting off for the heartland of America to reinvigorate himself after years spent living a drab life in a drab English city. The institution for which he is destined, Benedict Arnold University Take a BA at BA is still in the grip of McCarthyism, but Walker soon discovers that certain members of BAs academic staff insist that he throws himself right into the swing of things . . . Characterized by Bradburys trademark satirical wit, Stepping Westward expertly explores the push-pull relationship of 60s modernism and 50s reservation.