A raw, explosive, genre-bending tour de force destined for comparison with Kate Atkinson's Case Histories and Jonathan Lethem's Motherless Brooklyn.
Josephine Flannigan should be dead by now. From an overdose, or a cop's bullet, or run down in some back alley. But after a childhood in Hell's Kitchen and a lifetime on drugs, by 1950 she's finally cleaned up her act and gotten out of trouble-or so she thinks.
Things start to look up for Josephine when a suburban couple offers her $1000 to help find their daughter, a Barnard student who's disappeared into the dark subculture of heroin addiction. But nothing is as simple as it seems. Joe's journey back into a world she thought she'd left behind becomes more vertiginous at every turn-a harrowing descent into deceit and manipulation that makes it impossible to distinguish friend from foe, and leads her to a choice that will haunt her to the end of her days.
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Review: DopeUser Review - Melissa - Goodreads
Original 2011 review Sara Gran, where have you been all my life? Or more specifically, the last two weeks, when I couldn't find anything to read that inspired more than a 'meh'? This book is superb ... Read full review
Review: DopeUser Review - Edwin Battistella - Goodreads
Dope bring us Josephine “Joe” Flannigan, a grafter pickpocket and ex-drug addicted prostitute. She's called on by a couple to find their daughter who's hooked on heroin and hsd disappesred after being ... Read full review