Sarah Vogelsong of Richmond, Virginia, and the Washington Independent Review of Books, an online publication, reviewed the new novel by Jack Kerouac, “The Sea Is My Brother,” published in England and the United States. Kerouac wrote the book in 1942-43, when he was 20 years old, much of it originally composed by hand while living with his parents on Crawford Street in the Pawtucketville neighborhood of Lowell. The story is baed on his experience in the Merchant Marine on the S.S. Dorchester, sailing in the North Atlantic. Her review is of the Penguin UK edition, which has additional related writings by Kerouac that are not included in the US edition, unfortunately. Read the in-depth review here.
March 9th, 2012