On the Road

A quintessential novel of America the Beat Generation On the Road chronicles Jack Kerouac s years traveling the N American continent with his friend Neal Cassady, a sideburned hero of the snowy West As Sal Paradise Dean Moriarty, the two roam the country in a quest for self knowledge e

Drop City

It is 1970, and a down at the heels California commune devoted to peace, free love, and the simple life has decided to relocate to the last frontier the unforgiving landscape of interior Alaska in the ultimate expression of going back to the land Armed with the spirit of adventure and na ve optimis

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 st


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 confirm


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 n n