Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby Jr.
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“An extraordinary achievement . . . a vision of hell so stern it cannot be chuckled or raged aside.”—The New York Times Book Review
A classic of postwar American literature, Last Exit to Brooklyn created shock waves upon its release in 1964 with its raw, vibrant language and startling revelations of New York City’s underbelly.  The prostitutes, drunks, addicts, and johns of Selby’s Brooklyn are fierce and lonely creatures, desperately searching for a moment of transcendence amidst the decay and brutality of the waterfront—though none have any real hope of escape.  Last Exit to Brooklyn offers a disturbing yet hauntingly sensitive portrayal of American life, and nearly fifty years after publication, it stands as a crucial and masterful work of modern fiction.  This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby Jr. including rare photos from the author’s estate.

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Published December 13, 2011 by Open Road Media. 320 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Gay & Lesbian, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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Read in conjunction with Welsh's highly personal introduction, this authorial note will be illuminating for longstanding fans, and make Last Exit to Brooklyn easier to swallow for newcomers.

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Last Exit received the support and critical praise of literary luminaries – Allen Ginsberg declared that it would "still be eagerly read in 100 years" – and this new Penguin Classics edition includes a moving introduction by contemporary enfant terrible Irvine Welsh.

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The book focuses on 3 main characters in Brooklyn in the 1950's, and is divided into 6 stories that could function independently of one another. The first short ...

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