Low Road

Low Road

The Life and Legacy of Donald Goines

Book - 2004
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Donald Goines was a pimp, a truck driver, a heroin addict, a factory worker, and a career criminal. He was also one of world's most popular Black contemporary writers. Having published 16 novels, including "Whoreson, "Dopefiend, and" Daddy Cool, Goines's unique brand of "street narrative" and "ghetto realism" mark him as the original street writer. Now, in the first in-depth biography of Goines's life, author Eddie B. Allen explores exactly how one man could make the transition from street hustler to bestselling author. With exclusive access to personal letters, treatments from unwritten books, photographs, and family members, Allen uncovers Goines's personal experiences with drugs, prostitutes, prison, and urban violence. Fans of Goines's novels will note a dramatic parallelism between his life and his fictional tales.
Publisher: New York, NY : St. Martin's Press, c2004
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 0312291248
Branch Call Number: B GOINES
Characteristics: xv, 208 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 22 cm

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