Dove Findhorn is a naive country boy who busts out of Hicksville, Texas in pursuit of a better life in New Orleans.
Amongst the downtrodden prostitutes, bootleggers and hustlers of the old French Quarter, Dove finds only hopelessness, crime and despair.
His quest uncovers a harrowing grotesque of the American Dream.
A Walk in the Wild Side is an angry, lonely, large-hearted and often funny masterpiece that has captured the imaginations of every generation since its first publication in 1956, and that rendered a world later immortalised in Lou Reed's classic song.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 368 pages
- Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 26/01/2006
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9781841956800