You Can't Win (Paperback)

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A major influence on William S. Burroughs and other Beat writers, this lost classic was written by Jack Black, a drifter and small-time criminal. Born in 1872, Black hit the road at the age of 16 and spent most of his life as a vagabond. In this plain-spoken but colorful 1926 memoir, he recaptures a hobo underworld of the early twentieth century, a time when it was possible to pass anonymously from town to town.

Black's firsthand accounts of hopping trains, burglaries, prison, and drug addiction offer a compelling portrait of this seedy side of life a hundred years ago.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781773237978
ISBN-10: 1773237977
Publisher: Must Have Books
Publication Date: May 11th, 2021
Pages: 208
Language: English