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The true black voice of his generation, Donald Goines wrote novels that nailed the harsh realities of the urban experience deep into the psyche of today’s hip hop culture, influencing major artists from Jay-Z and 50 Cent to Nas and Ghostface Killah. Dopefiend is his classic descent into the junkie’s harrowing nightmare… Teddy finally got the girl of his dreams. Together, Teddy and Terry filled people with admiration wherever they went. Young, gifted, and black, the future was theirs for the taking. But Teddy had a small little addiction. Then Terry had a taste. Then life took a wrong turn into the darkest, vilest back alleys. Drawing from years of his own addiction to heroin, Goines holds nothing back in this graphic, unflinching tale of lives destroyed by drugs. Each page tells it like it is—the whole truth and nothing but the truth—which keeps you coming back for more. Praise for Donald Goines and His Novels“Written from ground zero… the voice of the ghetto itself.” —The Village Voice“He lived by the code of the streets.” —New Jersey Voice
Number of Pages: 319
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Kensington Pub Corp
Author: Donald Goines
Street Date: May 31, 2007
Item Number (DPCI): 248-31-3828
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Donald was prolific writer before his time.
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Savage210 — 2 years ago
Donald brings the life of inner city to reality through the writing of this book. Growing up in a inner city and watching life unfold during the era of drugs and crime I thought he did an amazing job bringing to life the book Dopefiend. Its a good read if you want to travel in the daunting world o...see moreof the reviewer's review