Toad by Katherine Dunn (Written in 1971, Published in 2022)
Finished: Sometime in December.
This is a previously unreleased novel from the writer of Geek Love, one of my favorite books, and it does not disappoint!
It is a grimier grittier perspective on the beat generation. Also a female perspective.
While the whimsical young men are off poetizing about ham and eggs and trying to reach nirvana, in a tent, who is doing the stuff that actually needs to get done?
If you like Jack Kerouac you'll like this book. And if you hate Jack Kerouac you'll REALLY like this book.
Big ups to Ida for giving me this bad boy!