The Place of Dead Roads (Penguin Modern Classics)

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This surreal fable, set in America's Old West, features a cast of notorious characters: The Crying Gun, who breaks into tears at the sight of his opponent; The Priest, who goes into gunfights giving his adversaries the last rites; and The Nihilistic Kid himself, Kim Carson, a homosexual gunslinger who, with a succession of beautiful sidekicks, sets out to challenge the morality of small-town America and fight for intergalactic freedom.

Fantastical and humorous, The Place of Dead Roads continues William Burroughs' exploration of society's controlling forces - the State, the Church, women, literature, drugs - with a style that is utterly unique in twentieth-century literature.

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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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"It's a comedy . . . a nightmare . . . Bosch-like visions, extraordinarily precise vivid visualizations . . . outrageous ideas like mind bombs."--Allen Ginsberg
"Powerful . . . a raging torrent of words and images . . . Burroughs, like Dali, first draws from his insanity, then selects with reason. And what a master of the mother tongue he is--sculpted sentences, poetic prose, riffs that make you gasp in amazement . . . More accessible and murkily poetic than ever."--"Los Angeles Times Book Review
"One of the wildest rides into the Wild West, and other parts known and unknown, we will ever have."--"The Washington Post Book World
"A moving personal saga as well as a record of revolutionary vision."--"Chicago Tribune Book World

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