Alexander Trocchi took life and himself seriously enough to wreck both, with literature understood as secondary, an accomplice to that wrecking. There is no story to tell, no message of hope or improvement. The pages drift past, monotonous and stark and radiant, a stalled narrative that bobs on the ripples while the narrator gazes indifferently at the Manhattan skyline. Heroin has made him sovereign, impregnable.
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Cain’s Book: A commentary on the silence that followed
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The junky genius of Alexander Trocchi
Cain's Book is a novel by Scottish beat writer Alexander Trocchi. It is also an account of what it means to be a junky and an outsider from society. On occasion it can descend into ranting about the hypocrisy and stupidity of drug prohibition and the general inequities of the world. It describes with an eye for detail the rituals of heroin, the cooking up and the search for a suitable vein. It gets more and more fragmented as it draws to a close with Trocchi realizing that he is incapable of a maintaining a conventional narrative. In being consumed with his addiction, Trocchi strives to document his alienation and his desire to use his creativity against the existentialist fear of being washed away by history with no sign of his life remaining.