Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Date: February 2014
Duration: 6 hours 27 minutes
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 attractive, talented, and full of promise—are inexorably pulled into the living death of the hardcore junkie. It is a horrifying world where addicts will do anything to get their next fix.
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 in his late thirties. He had worked up to a hundred-dollars-a-day habit—and out of the agonizing hell came Dopefiend.
“This classic title of 1970s street fiction has never been out of print owing to its gritty depiction of the realities of an addict’s lifestyle.”—Library Journal