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Jacks Boys Michael Ramberg

Jacks Boys

Michael Ramberg

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 About the Book 

Jack LaFleur was a self-destructive, Kerouac-style wanderer, a secret poet and, according to his own legend, a bit character in Kerouac’s last great novel, Big Sur. At the end of the Sixties, Jack married Carrie Anderson and attempted to settle downMoreJack LaFleur was a self-destructive, Kerouac-style wanderer, a secret poet and, according to his own legend, a bit character in Kerouac’s last great novel, Big Sur. At the end of the Sixties, Jack married Carrie Anderson and attempted to settle down in the American suburbs to raise a family. But at best he could achieve only an uneasy truce with the land of shopping malls and frontage roads, and he died years later a bitter and frustrated alcoholic.Three years after his death, as Jack’s Boys opens, he continues to be a towering presence in the lives of his surviving family members. Matt, the oldest child and narrator, is a shy copy editor whose romantic notions of women doom all his relationships before they start. The youngest, Theo, is a brilliant, media obsessed high school student who may or may not be following in his father’s self-destructive ways.When Theo LaFleur impulsively hitchhikes across the country to visit the grandfather he’s never met, he discovers a secret Jack never revealed to his family: Jack was a poet whose work was thought destroyed, but is now a valuable commodity in a mini-renaissance of Beat poetry.