Last Exit to Brooklyn by Hubert Selby

This novel is a raw and gritty depiction of life in the slums of Brooklyn in the 1950s. It is a collection of interconnected stories that delve into the lives of various characters, including drug addicts, prostitutes, factory workers, and union members. The narrative explores themes such as addiction, violence, homosexuality, and poverty, with a stark, unflinching realism that was controversial at the time of its publication. The book is noted for its stream-of-consciousness style and lack of traditional punctuation.

The 1582nd greatest book of all time


Published
1964
Nationality
American
Type
Fiction
Pages
288
Words
83,000
Original Language
English

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