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Windupbird (the publisher) describes him as a "bewildered old man who is suddenly and maliciously yanked back onto the page by his creator". Caulfield comes to his senses and has an overwhelming compulsion to flee. He boards a bus and embarks on a curious journey through the streets of New York and "many poignant memories of his adulthood".
Windupbird added: "Threaded through this is the conscience of his creator, who, while attempting to understand his American anti-hero, fiercely battles to keep up with him and control the directions he takes."