This is a contemporary novel about West Coast, USA. It explores the often confused images of a whole generation.
Jack is a metaphor for the often rootless face of a nation that is troubled by its soul. The novel should be read as a humorous tale of the often tangled web we weave for ourselves. Throughout the story, there is the motif of hope and excitement, for the USA is truly a cosmopolitan country that expands on many cultures and beliefs. Jack Nicholson encompasses these cultures and is a hero of our times who has endured.