And The Hippos Were Boiled In Their Tanks

And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Publisher Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
Release Date
Category Fiction
Total Pages 224
ISBN 9780802198891
Rating 3.5/5 from 17 reviews
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In the summer of 1944, a shocking murder rocked the fledgling Beats. William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac, both still unknown, we inspired by the crime to collaborate on a novel, a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and art, obsession and brutality, with scenes and characters drawn from their own lives. Finally published after more than sixty years, this is a captivating read, and incomparable literary artifact, and a window into the lives and art of two of the twentieth century’s most influential writers.