Hubert Selby Jr.

Hubert Selby Jr. was underage when he enlisted in the Merchant Marines. He developed tuberculosis while at sea, had major surgery, and was given morphine for the pain — which led to a heroin addiction that informed his books such as "Last Exit to Brooklyn."
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( John Baer / Artisan Entertainment / October 11, 2000 )

Hubert Selby Jr. was underage when he enlisted in the Merchant Marines. He developed tuberculosis while at sea, had major surgery, and was given morphine for the pain — which led to a heroin addiction that informed his books such as "Last Exit to Brooklyn."

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