Though it was one of his earliest works, Maggie Cassidy was only published once Jack Kerouac had achieved overnight fame with On the Road. Moodily atmospheric, full of verve and energy, it is a poignant novel of teenage romance in a New England mill town. The story of Jean and Maggie, in love with the idea of being in love, looking ahead to marriage with hope and trepidation, is told with touching simplicity.
It skilfully captures the intensity and the ordinariness of adolescent life, with its torments and complications and is a beautiful evocation of growing up in America.
- Publication Date:
- 14 / 09 / 2000
- 129 x 198mm