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Adapted by Rachael McGill from the book by Joyce Johnson.

The story of writer Joyce Glassman, the muse of one of the most famous beat poets, Jack Kerouac, and the woman to whom he dedicated his novel On the Road.

Laced with an infectious jazz soundtrack, it's a young woman's coming-of-age in 1950s America.

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20060213

Adapted by Rachael McGill from the book by Joyce Johnson.

The story of writer Joyce Glassman, the muse of one of the most famous beat poets, Jack Kerouac, and the woman to whom he dedicated his novel On the Road. Laced with an infectious jazz soundtrack, it's a young woman's coming-of-age in 1950s America.

1/5. The 1950s are about to begin. Cold War fear and mistrust grip America. Joyce Glassman is the only child of aspirational Jewish parents living in New York, and is just about to discover the Bohemian lifestyle - with its pleasures and pitfalls.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis

20060214

Adapted by Rachael McGill from the book by Joyce Johnson.

The story of writer Joyce Glassman, the muse of one of the most famous beat poets, Jack Kerouac, and the woman to whom he dedicated his novel On the Road. Laced with an infectious jazz soundtrack, it's a young woman's coming-of-age in 1950s America.

2/5. Eighteen-year-old Joyce has begun an affair with Alex Greer, philosophy tutor and friend of jazz musicians, poets and madmen. Alex is 29, non-Jewish and married. Joyce has decided its time to introduce him to her parents.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis

20060215

Adapted by Rachael McGill from the book by Joyce Johnson.

The story of writer Joyce Glassman, the muse of one of the most famous beat poets, Jack Kerouac, and the woman to whom he dedicated his novel On the Road. Laced with an infectious jazz soundtrack, it's a young woman's coming-of-age in 1950s America.

3/5. It's 1956 and Joyce, 20, is working as a secretary and trying to write her novel. Her married lover, Alex, has ditched her for a young student and she has discovered she is pregnant, after a night at a party with a boy she doesn't love. But she's just about to meet Jack Kerouac.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis

20060216

Adapted by Rachael McGill from the book by Joyce Johnson.

The story of writer Joyce Glassman, the muse of one of the most famous beat poets, Jack Kerouac, and the woman to whom he dedicated his novel On the Road. Laced with an infectious jazz soundtrack, it's a young woman's coming-of-age in 1950s America.

4/5. Jack Kerouac has burst into the life of 21-year-old Joyce Glassman. He may be a genius, but he's a difficult man to love. Their moments together are enchanted, until he boards a boat for Tangiers. Joyce has no idea if she will ever see him again.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis

20060217

Adapted by Rachael McGill from the book by Joyce Johnson.

The story of writer Joyce Glassman, the muse of one of the most famous beat poets, Jack Kerouac, and the woman to whom he dedicated his novel On the Road. Laced with an infectious jazz soundtrack, it's a young woman's coming-of-age in 1950s America.

5/5. Joyce Glassman has endured months of waiting for letters from Jack. She planned to go and meet him in San Francisco and Mexico, but it was not to be. His second novel On the Road is about to be published.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis

01*20060213

Adapted by Rachael McGill from the book by Joyce Johnson.

The story of writer Joyce Glassman, the muse of one of the most famous beat poets, Jack Kerouac, and the woman to whom he dedicated his novel On the Road.

Laced with an infectious jazz soundtrack, it's a young woman's coming-of-age in 1950s America.

The 1950s are about to begin.

Cold War fear and mistrust grip America.

Joyce Glassman is the only child of aspirational Jewish parents living in New York, and is just about to discover the Bohemian lifestyle - with its pleasures and pitfalls.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis.

01*20060213

Adapted by Rachael McGill from the book by Joyce Johnson.

The story of writer Joyce Glassman, the muse of one of the most famous beat poets, Jack Kerouac, and the woman to whom he dedicated his novel On the Road.

Laced with an infectious jazz soundtrack, it's a young woman's coming-of-age in 1950s America.

The 1950s are about to begin.

Cold War fear and mistrust grip America.

Joyce Glassman is the only child of aspirational Jewish parents living in New York, and is just about to discover the Bohemian lifestyle - with its pleasures and pitfalls.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis.

02*20060214

Eighteen-year-old Joyce has begun an affair with Alex Greer, philosophy tutor and friend of jazz musicians, poets and madmen.

Alex is 29, non-Jewish and married.

Joyce has decided its time to introduce him to her parents.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis.

02*20060214

Eighteen-year-old Joyce has begun an affair with Alex Greer, philosophy tutor and friend of jazz musicians, poets and madmen.

Alex is 29, non-Jewish and married.

Joyce has decided its time to introduce him to her parents.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis.

03*20060215

It's 1956 and Joyce, 20, is working as a secretary and trying to write her novel.

Her married lover, Alex, has ditched her for a young student and she has discovered she is pregnant, after a night at a party with a boy she doesn't love.

But she's just about to meet Jack Kerouac.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis.

03*20060215

It's 1956 and Joyce, 20, is working as a secretary and trying to write her novel.

Her married lover, Alex, has ditched her for a young student and she has discovered she is pregnant, after a night at a party with a boy she doesn't love.

But she's just about to meet Jack Kerouac.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis.

04*20060216

Jack Kerouac has burst into the life of 21-year-old Joyce Glassman.

He may be a genius, but he's a difficult man to love.

Their moments together are enchanted, until he boards a boat for Tangiers.

Joyce has no idea if she will ever see him again.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis.

04*20060216

Jack Kerouac has burst into the life of 21-year-old Joyce Glassman.

He may be a genius, but he's a difficult man to love.

Their moments together are enchanted, until he boards a boat for Tangiers.

Joyce has no idea if she will ever see him again.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis.

05 LAST*20060217

Joyce Glassman has endured months of waiting for letters from Jack.

She planned to go and meet him in San Francisco and Mexico, but it was not to be.

His second novel On the Road is about to be published.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis.

05 LAST*20060217

Joyce Glassman has endured months of waiting for letters from Jack.

She planned to go and meet him in San Francisco and Mexico, but it was not to be.

His second novel On the Road is about to be published.

Narrator....Suzanne Bertish

Joyce....Jaimi Barbakoff

Elise....Clara Perez

Mother....Joyce Springer

Father....Michael Roberts

Alex Greer....Ewan Bailey

Jack Kerouac....David Jarvis.