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A walk on the wild side ([New] ed.)

By: Algren, Nelson Flanagan, Richard(Introduction by)

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1841956805 / 9781841956800
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20 cm xxvii, 333 p.
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Published in Scotland. Previous ed.: Edinburgh: Rebel Inc, 1999.

A twentieth-century classic. The book that inspired Lou Reed's most famous song. Foreword by Russell Banks. Dove Findhom is a naive country boy who busts out of Hicksville, Texas in pursuit of a better life in New Orleans.

Amongst the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers and hustlers of the old French Quarter, Dove finds only hopelessness, crime and despair.

His quest uncovers a harrowing grotesque of the American Dream. "A Walk in the Wild Side" is an angry, lonely, large-hearted and often funny masterpiece that has captured the imaginations of every generation since its first publication in 1956, and that rendered a world later immortalised in Lou Reed's classic song.


FA Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

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