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Piers of the Homeless Night No 33

Paperback, 22/02/2018, £1.00

Desolation Angels

Paperback, 03/05/2012, £9.99
Tells the story of the legendary road trip that Jack Kerouac took before the publication of "On the Road", told through the persona of Jack Duluoz and accompanied by his thinly-disguised Beat cohorts Allen Ginsberg, Gregory Corso and William Burroughs.

Haunted Life

Paperback, 30/04/2015, £9.99
Peter Martin, a college track star determined to idle away what he knows will be one of his last innocent summers in his tranquil New England home town. But with the war escalating in Europe and his two closest friends both plotting their escapes, he realizes how sheltered his upbringing has been.

Town and the city

Paperback, 03/02/2000, £9.99
A coming of age story, which draws on the author's New England childhood.

On the Road

Paperback, 24/02/2000, £8.99
Sal Paradise, a young innocent, joins his hero Dean Moriarty, a traveller and mystic, the living epitome of Beat, on a breathless, exuberant ride back and forth across the United States. Their search for release or fulfilment through drink, sex, drugs and jazz becomes an exploration of personal freedom, a test of the limits of the American dream.

Dharma Bums

7, 03/08/2000, £9.99
Follows two young men engaged in a passionate search for dharma or truth. Their major adventure is the pursuit of the Zen way, which takes them climbing into the high sierras to seek the lesson of solitude.

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

Paperback, 06/08/2009, £9.99
In 1944, Jack Kerouac and William Burroughs, then still unknown writers, were both arrested following a murder: one of their friends had stabbed another and then come to them for advice - neither had told the police.

Lonesome Traveler

Paperback, 03/08/2000, £8.99
The author roams the US, Mexico, Morocco, Paris and London, Kerouac records, in prose of pure poetry, life on the road. In this book, he reveals both the endless diversity of human life and his own high-spirited philosophy of self-fulfilment.

Wake Up: A Life of the Buddha

Paperback, 28/08/2008, £9.99
A biography of the founder of Buddhism and a study of Siddartha Gautama's life and works. It recounts the story of Prince Siddhartha's upbringing and his father's wish to protect him from all human suffering, despite a prediction that he would become a great holy man in later life. It offers an introduction to the world of Buddhism.

Maggie Cassidy

Paperback, 05/02/2009, £9.99
A tale of teenage romance in New England. It features the story of Jack and Maggie who are in love with the idea of being in love, looking ahead to marriage with hope and trepidation. It captures the intensity and the ordinariness of adolescent life, with its torments and complications. It also discusses about growing up in America.

Sea is My Brother: The Lost Novel

Paperback, 29/11/2012, £9.99
Lost during the author's lifetime, it is an intense portrait of friendship and brotherhood and a meditation on the desire to escape society, following the fortunes of two men as they impulsively decide to work their passage on the S S Westminster: drinking, arguing, playing cards, dodging torpedoes and contemplating the beauty of the sea.