Nobody's Wife: The Smart Aleck and the King of the Beats
Creative Arts Book Company, 2000 - Fiction - 216 pages
It was 1950. Strikingly beautiful, 20-year-old Joan Haverty had arrived in New York and was working as a seamstress. During a deteriorating attempt to reconcile with her lover, fate intervened when Joan heard a stranger's voice calling up to her loft from the street below -- It was Jack Kerouac, needing directions to a party Thus began Joan's stormy romance with and brief marriage to the leather-jacketed archangel of the Beat Generation. She bore his tirades, his passion, his troubled poetic genius, and also bore his child while Kerouac was writing his great signature novel, On the Road.
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Review: Nobody's Wife: The Smart Aleck and the King of BeatsUser Review - Mikelkpoet - Goodreads
A quick read. A fun book. Interesting to learn that Kerouac was such an ass. Read full review
Review: Nobody's Wife: The Smart Aleck and the King of BeatsUser Review - Jeff Tucker - Goodreads
Joan is not a great writer but if you're interested in the beat generation, as I am, then this book is a must read. Joan Haverty was Jack Kerouac's wife. He was living in her apartment in New York ... Read full review