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Latest Post from Writer's Pageby Sion Dayson
When Things Were Green
An extract from the novel manuscript, WHEN THINGS WERE GREEN.
Morning dew on the dogwoods, the mimosa trees, the slash pines – at this time of year they could almost hear the moisture on branches crystallize into ice. The fresh chill blanketed Banning, but people still milled in the streets rather than stay cooped up inside. Wind blew through the cracks of their unheated clapboard houses; little warmth could be found in thin wooden walls anyway.
Jack Kerouac lived in this home at the time On the Road made him a national sensation. And it was in this home that Kerouac wrote his follow-up, The Dharma Bums, during eleven frenetic days and nights. The Kerouac House, as it has come to be known, is now a living, literary tribute to one of the great American writers of the twentieth century. Like all the other places in Kerouac’s nomadic journey, he didn’t live here long. But the home represents a critical juncture in Kerouac’s life, when he made the transition from a 35-year-old nobody writer, to the bard of the Beat Generation.