Dopefiend

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Holloway House Publishing, Nov 1, 2006 - Fiction - 319 pages
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For 23 years of his young life, Goines lived in the dark, despair-ridden world of the junkie. It started while he was doing military service in Korea, and ended when he was murdered in a drugs deal at the age of 39.
 

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This is one of the most visceral books I've ever read. I appreciate the feeling of realism that comes through in Goines writing, obviously having gone through what he had in his life. That sets his ... Read full review

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Disturbing. Haunting. A book I will never forget. A part of life completely foreign to me. Thankfully. Though I gained a better understanding. Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
7
Section 2
17
Section 3
31
Section 4
53
Section 5
69
Section 6
83
Section 7
93
Section 8
107
Section 14
201
Section 15
211
Section 16
223
Section 17
237
Section 18
249
Section 19
263
Section 20
275
Section 21
283

Section 9
117
Section 10
129
Section 11
149
Section 12
165
Section 13
189
Section 22
289
Section 23
297
Section 24
311
Section 25
321
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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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