The Basketball Diaries & The Book of Nods by Jim Carroll [1987 UK TRADE PAPERBACK]

  • $39.00


RARE UK IMPORT PAPERBACK [1987] FABER & FABER

Book is in excellent condition.  Light shelf-wear to cover. Clean, unmarked pages w/ some very mild tanning.


The urban classic coming-of-age story about sex, drugs, and basketball. In the mid-1960's, from 12 to 15, Jim Carroll was a rebellious teenager making a place and a name for himself on the unforgiving streets of New York City. During these years, he chronicled his experiences, and the result is a diary of unparalleled candor that conveys his alternately hilarious and terrifying teenage existence. Here is Carroll prowling New York City--playing basketball, hustling, stealing, getting high, getting hooked, and searching for something pure.

Also includes The Book of Nods, a collection of prose poems grappling with themes such as love, survival, obsession, good and evil, paradise, and prison.