Naked Before the World is a new novel by Luke Rhinehart.
Set in the late ’60s in a small mountain village on the island of Mallorca, Naked is a comic romp celebrating the follies of both hippies and the establishment. The novel has the same outrageous comedy as Luke’s classic novel The Dice Man, but tells the romantic (if somewhat sexy) love story between the rebellious artist Franz and the innocent Katya, arriving to study at the recently established Lowdong Institute, and thrown into the world of sex and drugs that is everything her mother and church warned her against. She and Franz struggle to find themselves and each other, and at the end Katya stands naked before the world. And most of the village.