The Cocaine Chronicles

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Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon
Akashic Books, 2005 - Fiction - 269 pages
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Nothing to snort at, this ambitious anthology of jaw-grinding criminal behavior is masterfully curated by acclaimed authors Phillips and Tervalon. Cocaine, that most troubling and fascinating of substances is the subject, the subtext, the whys and whereofs in The Cocaine Chronicles, a collection of original short stories that are funny and harrowing, sad and scary, but at all times riveting. The Cocaine Chronicles contains tough tales by a cross-section of today's most thought-provoking writers.

Contributors:Susan Straight, Lee Child, Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Jerry Stahl, Nina Revoyr, Bill Moody, Emory Holmes II, James Brown, Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon, Kerry E. West, Donnell Alexander, Deborah Vankin, Robert Ward, Manuel Ramos, and Detrice Jones.

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Seventeen never-before-published tales starring cocaine and its low-rent cousin, crack.Editors Phillips (Monkology, 2004, etc.) and Tervalon (Dead Above Ground, 2000, etc.) collected stories from a ... Read full review

Contents

1o introduction
11
the crack cocaine diet
26
white irish
40
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JERVEY TERVALON is the author of All the Trouble You Need, Understand This (winner of the 1994 New Voices Award from the Quality Paperback Book Club), and the Los Angeles Times bestseller Dead Above Ground. In 2001, he received the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles National Literacy Award for Excellence in Multicultural Literature. He lives in Altadena, California, with his wife and two daughters. Gary Phillips is the author of several crime-fiction novels, including "Bangers" and "The Perpetrators." He writes in several other mediums -- from screenplays to comic books -- and remembers vividly the days of disco and the fever that coke, then crack, unleashed.

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