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When this debut novel of Jack Kerouac's made its appearance on the literary scene it won the young writer great critical acclaim, and he was hailed as a fresh new voice in American literature. Indeed, The Town and the City was an important precursor to Kerouac's phenomenally successful On the Road. In this early work he draws on his ow...
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In this compelling first novel, Kerouac draws on his New England mill-town boyhood to create the world of George and Marguerite Martin and their eight children, each endowed with an energy and a vision of life.