Cities of the Red Night

Version: Unabridged
Author: William S. Burroughs
Narrator: Ray Porter
Genres: Science Fiction, Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: March 2016
# of Units: 8 CDs
Length: 9 hours, 33 minutes
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Overview

From one of the founders of the beat generation and the 1960s counterculture comes this opening novel of a series available now in audio for the first time.An opium addict is lost in the jungle; young men wage war against an empire of mutants; a handsome young pirate faces his execution; and the world's population is infected with a radioactive epidemic. These stories are woven together in a single tale of mayhem and chaos. In the first novel of the trilogy continued in The Place of Dead Roads and The Western Lands, William Burroughs sharply satirizes modern society in a poetic and shocking story of sex, drugs, disease, and adventure.

Author Details

Author Details

Burroughs, William S.

William S. Burroughs was born in St. Louis in 1914. He is best-known work is 1959's "Naked Lunch"--which became the focus of a landmark 1962 Supreme Court decision that helped eliminate literary censorship in the United States. Described by Norman Mailer as one of America's few writers genuinely "possessed by genius," he died in 1997. His many other works include "Junky" and "The Place of Dead Roads" (Picador).