Dopefiend

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Holloway House Publishing Company, 1991 - Fiction - 319 pages
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For twenty-three years of his young life, Donald Goines lived in the dark, despair-ridden world of the junkie. It started while he was doing military service in Korea. At age 39 he was murdered over a dope deal.

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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

Dopefiend

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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

Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
17
Section 3
31
Section 4
53
Section 5
69
Section 6
93
Section 7
129
Section 8
165
Section 12
223
Section 13
237
Section 14
249
Section 15
263
Section 16
275
Section 17
283
Section 18
289
Section 19
297

Section 9
189
Section 10
201
Section 11
211
Section 20
311
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About the author (1991)

Donald Goines (1936 1974) was a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences. Between 1969 and 1974, he published sixteen novels, which are now recognized as almost unbearably authentic portraits of the roughest aspects of the black experience.

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