Before Trainspotting, there was Junky: the original, first-hand account of heroin addiction which outraged '50s America and influenced generations to come. William Burroughs, legendary drug addict, founder member of the Beats and author of Naked Lunch, relates with unflinching realism the highs and lows of mainlining smack, from initial heroin bliss to dependency, the horrors of cold turkey and back again.
'I think in the English language William Burroughs is... the most original and important novelist to have emerged since the Second World War.'
J. G. Ballard, Sunday Times
- Publication Date:
- 02 / 06 / 1999
- 111 x 181mm