On the Road

When Jack Kerouac s On the Road first appeared in 1957, readers instantly felt the beat of a new literary rhythm A fictionalised account of his own journeys across America with his friend Neal Cassady, Kerouac s beatnik odyssey captured the soul of a generation and changed the landscape of American

Junky

Before his 1959 breakthrough, Naked Lunch, an unknown William S Burroughs wrote Junky, his first novel It is a candid eye witness account of times and places that are now long gone, an unvarnished field report from the American post war underground Unafraid to portray himself in 1953 as a

Just Kids

In Just Kids, Patti Smith s first book of prose, the legendary American artist offers a never before seen glimpse of her remarkable relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe in the epochal days of New York City and the Chelsea Hotel in the late sixties and seventies An honest and moving

Nicotine

From the much acclaimed author of Mislaid and The Wallcreeper, a fierce and audaciously funny novel of families both the ones we re born into and the ones we create a story of obsession, idealism, and ownership, centered around a young woman who inherits her bohemian late father s childhood home.