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Penguin Books, Sep 8, 1995 - Fiction - 276 pages
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In this harrowing debut, Shell mixes the syncopated language of the streets with poetry from the heart to take the reader deep into the horrifying, mesmerizing world of Cornelius Washington, Jr., a 40-year-old crack addict trapped in a life that's dominated by drugs. "A powerhouse".--Maya Angelou.

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User Review  - Melkor81205 - LibraryThing

Iced is the harrowing tale of Cornelius Washington and his descent to rock bottom. Cornelius is born into a loving, but strict family and has both the brains and aptitude to excel in life. A family ... Read full review

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User Review  - jiona - LibraryThing

This is a tragic, hard-hitting book that follows a man's spiral through drug addiction. I have read the book three or four times and it never fails to shock and affect. Its power lies in creating an ... Read full review


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