Two counterculture novels in a single volume.
shattering autobiographical novels provide a imaginative and prescient of alienated formative years at its such a lot uncooked and uncensored. "A compelling narrative that balances the methedrine horrors with the outcast’s romantic look for identity."―Rolling Stone.
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