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Jan Kerouac in Eugene, Oregon (1983)
|Born||Janet Michelle Kerouac|
February 16, 1952
Albany, New York, U.S.
|Died||June 5, 1996 (aged 44)|
Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.
|Resting place||Saint Louis De Gonzague Cemetery|
Joan Haverty Kerouac
Early life and career
Encouraged by Kerouac biographer Gerald Nicosia, she entered into a lawsuit in the 1990s that proposed the will of Jack's mother, Gabrielle Kerouac, was a forgery, in the hope winning could expand her legal rights to her father's works and physical property. Eventually a court ruled that the will was indeed a forgery, although in practical terms this ruling changed nothing concerning control of the Kerouac estate.
- Baby Driver (1981, novel)
- Trainsong (1988, novel)
- Parrot Fever (1992–93, unpublished novel)
- The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry - Page 660 1560252278 Alan Kaufman - 1999 "She is the author of two novels, Baby Driver and Trainsong, published before her death to wide critical praise. "
- Brenda Knight Women of the Beat Generation: The Writers, Artists and Muses at the 1998 1573241385 Two of her autobiographical novels, Baby Driver and Trainsong, are similar to the narrative style that her father employed, but Jan Kerouac seems to be able to detach herself from her circumstances more than her father was able to and writes ...
- "Jan Kerouac, 44, the Novelist And Daughter of a Beat Icon". The New York Times. June 8, 1996. Retrieved April 2, 2010.