1918 -- Alan Harrington lives. He was with Jack Kerouac, Neal
Cassady, Allen Ginsberg, William Burroughs & others at ground
zero of what became the Beat Generation. (Harrington aka Hal
Hingham in the later pages of On the Road.) Author of The
Immortalist, most of his books are now out of print.
Alan traveled through other jungles & "despoblados," the
shadowy landscapes of the human mind peopled with
psychopaths & drug users & sexual criminals. He was
convinced decades ago that psychopaths were the coming
thing & soon would pass for normal. Anyone who has
noticed recent elections knows that Alan won that bet.
— Charles Bowden
"Hal lurked at the window [...] he heard clocks. They
were chiming up & down the street.
Altogether, it was fifty-six o'clock."