By (author) Alexander Trocchi
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Cain's Book by Alexander Trocchi
Book DescriptionThis is the journal of Joe Necchi, a junkie living on a barge that plies the rivers and bays of New York. Joe's world is the half-world of drugs and addicts--the world of furtive fixes in sordid Harlem apartments, of police pursuits down deserted subway stations. Junk for Necchi, however, is a tool, freely chosen and fully justified; he is Cain, the malcontent, the profligate, the rebel who lives by no one's rules but his own. Like DeQuincey and Baudelaire before him, Trocchi's muse was drugs. But unlike his literary predecessors, in his roman a clef, Trocchi never romanticizes the source of his inspiration. If the experience of heroin, of the fix, is central to Cain's Book, both its destructive force and the possibilities for creativity it creates are recognized and accepted without apology.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780802133144
(210mm x 146mm x 20mm)
Imprint: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publish Date: 11-Nov-1993
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Alexander Trocchi
Man at Leisure, Paperback (January 2015)
Presents a collection of verse that reveals lesser-known facets of the novelist Alexander Trocchi's writing. This book features poems that range from the lyricism of his early love poetry and reflections on his involvement in drug culture to the penetrating comments on contemporary figures and events of his later pieces.
Helen and Desire, Paperback (August 2012)
THE CULT EROTIC CLASSIC
Cain's Book, Paperback (July 2012)
Written in America while Trocchi was working on a scow on the Hudson River, Cain's Book is an extraordinary autobiographical account about a junky's life, and an honest, raunchy, eye-opening trip through hell.
Young Adam, Paperback (June 2008)» View all books by Alexander Trocchi
The narrator is an outsider: a drifter working for the skipper of a barge. Together they discover a young woman's corpse floating in the canal. Tensions increase in cramped confines with the narrator's highly charged seduction of the skipper's wife.
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