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CURSED DESTINY: William S. Burroughs Jr., known as Billy Jr., once called himself writer William S. Burroughs' "cursed-from-birth son." In the book "Cursed From Birth: The Short, Unhappy Life of William S. Burroughs Jr.," edited and compiled by David Ohle, lecturer in English, the younger Burroughs details life as the son of a famous father, his troubled friends and the death of his mother in a shooting accident. Ohle compiled the book from Burroughs' third unfinished novel, "Prakriti Junction," his last journals and poems and correspondence from those who knew Billy Jr.

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