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[United States] : Grove/Atlantic, Inc., 2017.
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A Beat-era novel of heroin addiction in 1950s New York City. This 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. Author Alexander Trocchi's muse was drugs-but in this novel, he does not romanticize 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 it holds for creativity are recognized and accepted without apology.

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A Beat-era novel of heroin addiction in 1950s New York City. This 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. Author Alexander Trocchi's muse was drugs-but in this novel, he does not romanticize 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 it holds for creativity are recognized and accepted without apology.
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Trocchi, A. (2017). Cain's book. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Trocchi, Alexander, 1925-1984. 2017. Cain's Book. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Trocchi, Alexander, 1925-1984, Cain's Book. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc, 2017.

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Trocchi, Alexander. Cain's Book. [United States]: Grove/Atlantic, Inc, 2017. Web.

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