Kerouacs wildest tale of love. He says completely new and important things about the real tragedy of narcotics and prostitution.
CONSUL BOOKS 235
FIRST PRINTING 1963
ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN HARDBACK BY ANDRE DEUTSCH 1960
Here is a new novel, unlike anything you have ever read before. Jack Kerouac is an author of astonishing virtuosity. In spinning out this, his wildest tale of love, he says completely new and important things about the real tragedy of narcotics and prostitution. He tells the heart-breaking story of Tristessa, a girl of throat-stopping Aztec loveliness, eternally hooked on morphine, and a young American writer staggering between the forces of desire for her and horror for what she has become.