Mornin’ lovelies! Having to return to work after a nice long weekend is ALWAYS a drag, but hopefully this will raise your spirits a bit!
The Voice is All: The Lonely Victory of Jack Kerouac by Joyce Johnson
In The Voice is All, Joyce Johnson, author of her classic memoir, Door Wide Open, about her relationship with Jack Kerouac, brilliantly peels away layers of the Kerouac legend to show how, caught between two cultures and two languages, he forged a voice to contain his dualities. Looking more deeply than previous biographers into how Kerouac’s French Canadian background enriched his prose and gave him a unique outsider’s vision of America, she tracks his development from boyhood through the phenomenal breakthroughs of 1951 that resulted in the composition of On the Road, followed by Visions of Cody. By illuminating Kerouac’s early choice to sacrifice everything to his work, The Voice Is All deals with him on his own terms and puts the tragic contradictions of his nature and his complex relationships into perspective.
To celebrate the release of the paperback, I have TWO copies to give away (US residents only please)! To enter fill out the form here! This giveaway will end 9/8 (my birthday!) and I will announce the winners then. Good luck!!