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  • Published: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241388969
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $19.99
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Completing the Penguin Modern Classics collection of Kerouac's finest works.

It's 1948, and when ten-year-old Pictorial Review Jackson's guardian dies, his older brother Slim appears. Together, the two hitch and bum from North Carolina to New York City, observing the strange lifestyles of people they encounter.

  • Pub date: 17 September 2019
  • ISBN: 9780241388969
  • Imprint: Peng. Mod. Classics
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $19.99

About the Author

Jack Kerouac

Jack Kerouac was born in Lowell, Massachusetts in 1922. In 1947, enthused by bebop, the rebel attitude of his friend Neal Cassidy, and the throng of hobos, drug addicts and hustlers he encountered in New York, he decided to discover America and hitchhhike across the country. His writing was openly autobiographical and he developed a style he referred to as 'spontaneous prose' which he used to record the experiences of the Beat Generation. Among his many novels are On the Road, Maggie Cassidy, The Subterraneans, The Dharma Bums and Big Sur. He died in 1969.

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