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Two counterculture novels in a single volume.

shattering autobiographical novels provide a imaginative and prescient of alienated formative years at its such a lot uncooked and uncensored. "A compelling narrative that balances the methedrine horrors with the outcast’s romantic look for identity."―Rolling Stone.

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