PW: The Big Indie Books of Fall 2013

By Judith Rosen
Publishers Weekly

garcia-robles_stray coverOriginally published in Mexico in 1995, this is the first English-language edition of the only Beat book to focus exclusively on Burroughs’s life in Mexico, where he embarked on his “fatal vocation as a writer.” The author interviewed those who knew Burroughs and collaborated with him while writing the book. It includes Burroughs’s “My Most Unforgettable Character,” as well as previously unpublished letters he wrote from Mexico. Minnesota will publish García-Robles’s follow-up book next fall, on Jack Kerouac in Mexico.

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