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Jack Duluoz travels to San Francisco to head down to a friend's cabin in Big Sur. Once at the cabin, he meets up with other friends. During his stay, the effects of alcohol abuse are apparent. He goes into detail about his paranoia and shows that he can get himself into quite a delirium. The upbeat side to the book is the beautiful descriptions of Big Sur and the poem, "Sea" at the end.
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Plot & Themes

Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Drinking/Drugs problems?    -   alcohol

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   7 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   significantly more descript than dialog

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