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The magnum opus from a notorious Beat writer, reissued and repackaged with a new introduction
978-0-8021-2617-7 • $16.00 • Forthcoming in Paperback • Mar. 2017
978-0-8021-3977-1 • $12.00 • Paperback • Mar. 2003
Joe is a drifter who works as a hired hand on a barge traveling the Clyde River between Glasgow and Edinburgh. As the story opens, he finds the corpse of a young woman floating in the water. Was it an accident? Suicide? Murder? As the police investigate and arrest a suspect, we discover that Joe knows more than he’s telling. Confined in the claustrophobic space of the barge, an unspoken tension develops between Joe and his wife, Ella, and her business partner, Leslie. Originally published in 1954, this first novel by Scottish beat writer Alexander Trocchi is an absorbing existential thrillera lost gem of world literature.
• Young Adam, starring Ewan McGregor and Tilda Swinton, was released by Sony Pictures Classics