Junkie Love

Vagabondage Press LLC

From the cow fields of Connecticut to the streets of San Francisco, Joe Clifford’s JUNKIE LOVE traverses the lost highways of America, down the rocky roads of mental illness to the dead ends of addiction. Based on Clifford’s own harrowing experience with drugs as a rock ’n’ roll wannabe in the 1990s, the book draws on the best of Kerouac & the Beats, injecting a heavy dose of pulp fiction as it threads a rollicking narrative through a doomed love triangle, lit up by the many strange characters he meets along the way. Part road story, part resurrection tale, Junkie Love finds a way to laugh in one’s darkest hour, while never abandoning its heart in search of a home. 

JUNKIE LOVE by Joe Clifford is an original ride through the down-and-dirty underside of the drug and music scene, inspired and propelled by Jack Kerouac’s youthful dreams of an American nirvana, translated to a later, darker generation. Clifford is its passionate spokesman.     

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About the author

Joe Clifford is an editor at Gutter Books and producer of Lip Service West, a “gritty, real, raw” reading series in Oakland, CA.

He is the author of the short story collection Choice Cuts and the novel Wake the Undertaker (Snubnose Press).  Excerpts of Junkie Love have previously appeared in Big Bridge, Underground Voices, Word Riot, Fringe, Kerouac’s Dog’s Magazine, and POV Magazine. Much of Joe’s writing can be found at www.joeclifford.com.


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Vagabondage Press LLC
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Published on
Dec 31, 2013
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Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
Fiction / Biographical
Fiction / General
Fiction / Literary
Juvenile Fiction / Social Issues / Drugs, Alcohol, Substance Abuse
Self-Help / Substance Abuse & Addictions / Drugs
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