The Subterraneans haunt the bars and clubs of San Francisco, surviving on a diet of booze and benzedrine, Proust and Verlaine.
Living amongst them is Leo, an aspiring writer, and Mardou, half-Indian, half-Negro, beautiful and neurotic.
Their bitter-sweet and ill-starred love affair sees Kerouac at his most evocative.
Many regard this as being Kerouac's most touching and tender book.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 192 pages
- Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 01/03/2001
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780141184890