A good old-fashion shoot-out in the American West of the frontier days serves as the springboard for this hyperkinetic adventure in which gunslingers, led by Kim Carson, fight for galactic freedom. The Place of Dead Roads is the second novel in the trilogy with Cities of the Red Night and The Western Lands.
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William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914. He is best-known work is 1959's Naked Lunch?which became the focus of a landmark 1962 Supreme Court decision that helped eliminate literary censorship in the United States. Described by Norman Mailer as one of America's few writers genuinely "possessed by genius," he died in 1997. His many other works include Junky and Cities of the Red Night (Picador).About the Author:
William Burroughs was born in St Louis, Missouri in 1914. Immensely influential among the Beat writers of the 1950s -- notably Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg -- he already had an underground reputation before the appearance of his first important book, 'Naked Lunch'. William Burroughs died in 1997.
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Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Limited. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0030704162
Book Description Henry Holt & Co, 1984. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-267-26-8819008