Saturday, September 7, 2013

Giveaway: The Voice Is All by Joyce Johnson

A groundbreaking new biography of Jack Kerouac from the author of the award-winning memoir Minor Characters

Joyce Johnson brilliantly peels away layers of the Kerouac legend in this compelling new book. Tracking Kerouac’s development from his boyhood in Lowell, Massachusetts, through his fateful encounters with Allen Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Neal Cassady, and John Clellon Holmes to his periods of solitude and the phenomenal breakthroughs of 1951 that resulted in his composition of On the Road followed by Visions of Cody, Johnson shows how his French Canadian background drove him to forge a voice that could contain his dualities and informed his unique outsider’s vision of America. This revelatory portrait deepens our understanding of a man whose life and work hold an enduring place in both popular culture and literary history.

Thanks to Penguin Books I have 2 copies to give away!

US only.  No PO Boxes.

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Amanda said...

Oh I'd love to win this one!! My husband's favorite book is On the Road. And he loves Desolation Angels and Dharma Bums. I've been wanting to re-read On the Road because when I first read it I just didn't get it. I think I'd have more of an appreciation now.

Carl Scott said...

Oh yes, I've read most of them. Started in my teens and I still have them. I've read Joyce Johnson's first book minor Characters as well. Thanks for the giveaway.

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