Use My Name: Jack Kerouac's Forgotten Families

Use My Name: Jack Kerouac's Forgotten Families


With this attention-grabbing new booklet, Jim Jones debunks a number of the myths surrounding the existence and instances of Jack Kerouac. Jones concentrates on these whose lives have been most influenced by means of Kerouac: daughter Jan Kerouac, other halves Edie Parker, Joan Haverty, and Stella Sampac, in addition to nephew Paul Blake Jr. Use My identify: Jack Kerouac's Forgotten Families takes its identify from suggestion given to Jan in the course of her moment and ultimate assembly with Jack, who inspired her to benefit from the surname she shared with the recognized writer of On the Road. unfortunately, now not the sort of participants so heavily tied to Kerouac turns out to have benefited from the relationship, as Jones discovers in his in-depth interview with Jan. She discusses at size her 15 months as a prostitute, her personal divorces, her hospitalization, and her lifestyles as an writer, together with a wild eu booklet journey for Baby Driver. even supposing Kerouac is among the so much “biographied” American writers of our time, Jones deals a brand new standpoint at the King of the Beats and his new release, one during which previously marginalized figures within the Kerouac story—particularly women—become powerful, primary characters. He additionally exposes the cut-throat wheeling and working that has plagued the Kerouac property and that maintains this day because the numerous gamers do conflict over the legacy of 1 of the counterculture's largest idols.

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