The Wig by Charles Wright
Farrar, Straus and Giroux. First Printing, 1966. Bright covers with light wear only
"The Wig is the story of Lester Jefferson, a young man of great good will, whose repeated attempts to become a part of "The Great Society" are doomed in advance. Aided, thwarted, and confused by numerous, curious companions, Lester conducts his inevitable search for happiness in a series of absurdist misadventures that begin with the transformation of the hair on his head into burnished silken curls."