"A new and hauntingly different novel about a morphine-racked prostitute"
By Jack Kerouac
Eye-catching paperback original from the Beat giant.
"Tristessa is high, beautiful as ever, goin home gayly to go to bed and enjoy her morphine."
Kerouac's brief meditation on a beautiful and doomed drug addict in Mexico City, what her suffering can do for him, and what his love cannot do for her. With vivid and moody cover art to match the tag-line's false promise of pulp sleaze.
Read more: Charters, A Bibliography of Works by Jack Kerouac, A12.a
New York: Avon Book Division, The Hearst Corporation, (1960). 6.5'' x 4.25''. Original pictorial wrappers. Avon T-429. 126,  pages. Minor edgewear, slight spine lean. Light dampstaining to upper corners and fore-edges of later pages.
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