Seth Morgan (1949-1990) was an American novelist whose sole
published title, Homeboy, received much critical acclaim.
Morgan drew from his own experiences with San Francisco drug
culture and prison in order to write what the New York Times
called "an unnerving and utterly persuasive rendition of hell."
As a young boy, Morgan attended many elite private schools, including St. Bernard's School in New York and the American School in Switzerland. He also briefly attended the University of California, Berkeley, before dropping out and moving in with singer Janis Joplin. They became engaged shortly before she died. At the time of his own death in a motorcycle accident, Morgan was under contract for a second novel, set in New Orleans and titled Mambo Mephiste.
"Savagely comic and . . . brilliant . . . the picaresque authority
of a Joycean Hell's Angel . . . an unnerving and utterly persuasive
rendition of hell." --The New York Times Book Review
"There is a dazzling vitality to this first novel. The language is raw; the characters are fresh and outrageous; the style is wicked and impudent . . . This offbeat novel is outstanding and certain to be talked about." --Library Journal