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Lost Kerouac at 'Sea'

Prepare for a posthumously published bestseller. Jack Kerouac’s first, previously unpublished novel The Sea is My Brother has been acquired by Harper and will grace the racks of Barnes & Noble shortly, reports The Guardian. Kerouac wrote the surely not self-referential work detailing the life of a merchant seaman while he was also at sea. The author described the tome as “a man's simple revolt from society as it is, with the inequalities, frustration, and self-inflicted agonies.” The cult novelist has enjoyed a high profile lately—And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks and a collaboration with William S. Burroughs were published with much success earlier this year.