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And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks

(2008)
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More than sixty years ago, William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac sat down in New York City to write a novel about the summer of 1944, when one of their friends killed another in a moment of brutal and tragic bloodshed. The two authors were then at the dawn of their careers, having yet to write anything of note. Alternating chapters and narrators, Burroughs and Kerouac pieced together a hard-boiled tale of bohemian New York during World War II, full of drugs and obsession, art and violence. The manuscript, called And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks after a line from a news story about a fire at a circus, was submitted to publishing houses but rejected and confined to a filing cabinet for decades. First published in 2008, And The Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks is a remarkable piece of American literary history, a fascinating window into the lives of its authors, and an engaging novel, a fast-paced read that brings to life a shocking murder at the dawn of the Beat Generation.

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Hardback Editions

November 2008 : USA Hardback
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Author(s): William S Burroughs, Jack Kerouac
ISBN: 0-8021-1876-3 / 978-0-8021-1876-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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November 2008 : UK Hardback
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Jack Kerouac, William S Burroughs
ISBN: 1-84614-164-8 / 978-1-84614-164-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Paperback Editions

November 2013 : UK Paperback

Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks: (Kill Your Darlings film tie-in) (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Jack Kerouac
ISBN: 0-14-139512-5 / 978-0-14-139512-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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October 2009 : USA Paperback
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Author(s): William S Burroughs, Jack Kerouac
ISBN: 0-8021-4434-9 / 978-0-8021-4434-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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August 2009 : UK Paperback
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Jack Kerouac, William S Burroughs
ISBN: 0-14-118967-3 / 978-0-14-118967-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Author(s): Jack Kerouac, William Burroughs
ISBN: 1-61523-182-X / 978-1-61523-182-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Grove Press
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Audio Editions

November 2008 : USA Audio Cassette
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Author(s): Jack Kerouac, William S Burroughs
ISBN: 1-4332-4910-3 / 978-1-4332-4910-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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November 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Author(s): Jack Kerouac, William S Burroughs
ISBN: 1-4332-4912-X / 978-1-4332-4912-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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November 2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Author(s): Jack Kerouac, William S Burroughs
ISBN: 1-4332-4911-1 / 978-1-4332-4911-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2008 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Author(s): Jack Kerouac, William S Burroughs
ISBN: 1-4332-4913-8 / 978-1-4332-4913-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


November 2008 : USA Audio edition
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Author(s): Jack Kerouac, William S Burroughs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon   


November 2008 : UK Audio edition
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Author(s): Jack Kerouac, William S Burroughs
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2009 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks
Author(s): William S Burroughs, Jack Kerouac
Publisher: Grove Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA