Sea is My Brother: The Lost Novel
Paperback $24.99 - Penguin UK
Fiction - Published: 2/Jan/2013 - ISBN: 9780141193342
The Sea is My Brother is Jack Kerouac's very first novel, begun shortly after his tour as a merchant sailor in 1942. Lost during his 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 vast, terrible beauty of the sea. Published with fragments of early stories and letters, this visceral work gives a unique insight into the young Kerouac and the formation of his genius.
'His first novel is a revelation . . . the writing is vivid, serious and extraordinary . . . wonderful.' The Times
'What's clear from this newly published first novel is that Kerouac was positively fizzing with talent at an early age.' Sunday Times
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