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Dopefiend

Donald Goines

ISBN 9780870679384
Publish Date 1/1/2008
Format Paperback
Categories Holloway House Classics

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 and ended with his murder at the age of thirty-nine. He had worked up to a hundred-dolloars-a-day habit--and out of the agonizing hell came Dopefiend! It is the shocking nightmare story of a black heroin addict. Trapped in the festering sore of a major American ghetto, a young man and his girlfriend--both handsome, talented, and full of promise--are inexorably pulled into the living death of the hardcore junkie!

About Donald Goines:

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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