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Kensington Books, 2011 - Fiction - 327 pages
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Terry and Teddy's relationship crumbles and they go in separate directions as they become heroin addicts and seek their dealer's favor in order to feed the addiction.

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The cold, chilling reality of drug addiction as only Goines—a former addict himself—can expose. Dopefiend is one of the greatest novels that I've ever read. My interest in reading novels started for ... Read full review


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Terry is a typical, attractive young woman in her twenties with a job and a boyfriend. However, her boyfriend, Teddy, is addicted to heroin and frequently drags Terry to Porky's drug house for a hit ... Read full review

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Donald Goines was born in Detroit, Michigan. He joined the U.S. Air Force instead of going into his family's dry cleaning business. Following his service, he entered into a life of drug addiction and crime. He received seven prison sentences, serving a total of over six years. While he was in prison, Goines wrote his first two novels, Dopefiend: The Story of a Black Junkie and Whoreson: The Story of a Ghetto Pimp. Goines was shot to death in 1974.

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