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FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781841956800
RRP: £9.99
PAGES: 368
PUBLICATION DATE: January 26, 2006

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A Walk on the Wild Side

By (author) Nelson Algren; Introduction by Richard Flanagan

Dove Findhorn is a naive country boy who busts out of Hicksville, Texas in pursuit of a better life in New Orleans. Amongst the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers and hustlers of the old French Quarter, Dove finds only hopelessness, crime and despair. His quest uncovers a harrowing grotesque of the American Dream. “A Walk in the Wild Side” is an angry, lonely, large-hearted and often funny masterpiece that has captured the imaginations of every generation since its first publication in 1956, and that rendered a world later immortalised in Lou Reed’s classic song.

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"Deserves to be read by every Catch-22 and Cuckoo's Nest freak" ROLLING STONE "The intensity of his feeling, the accuracy of his thought, make me wonder if any other writer of our time has shown us more exactly the basis of our democracy. His hell burns with passion for heaven." NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW "Mr. Algren, boy, you are good." ERNEST HEMINGWAY"

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