Tornado Alley (book)
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1989 Cherry Valley Editions paperback edition.
|Author||William S. Burroughs|
|Genre||short stories, poetry|
|Publisher||Cherry Valley Editions|
|Media type||Print (Paperback)|
|LC Class||PS3552.U75 T67 1989|
Tornado Alley is a collection of short stories and one poem by Beat Generation author William S. Burroughs, written during the later years of his career and first published in 1989. The first edition of the book included illustrations by S. Clay Wilson.
Notable pieces in the collection include the poem "Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1986" and the crime melodrama "Where He Was Going", both of which are read by Burroughs on his album Dead City Radio. According to Burroughs in his spoken introduction to "Where He Was Going" on the album, the latter was inspired by Ernest Hemingway's "The Snows of Kilimanjaro" with the title a quotation from the earlier story. A music video for "Thanksgiving Day" was also produced to promote its inclusion on the album.
- Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 28, 1986 (poem)
- Jerry and the Stockbroker
- To Talk for Joe the Dead
- Dead-End Reeking Street
- The FUs
- Book of Shadows
- Where He Was Going
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