Absolute Beginners by Colin MacInnes

"Absolute Beginners" is a story set in the late 1950s in London, focusing on a young, unnamed freelance photographer. The protagonist navigates through the changing landscape of the city, dealing with issues of racism, the emerging youth culture, and the beginnings of a more liberal society. The novel is a vivid exploration of a transformative period in British history, filled with music, fashion, and social upheaval, seen through the eyes of a young man on the brink of adulthood.

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