The Drug Chronicles

Four Books in One
Product Number: EB00729586
Released: Jul 20, 2018
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781504054805
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Description

A wide range of bestselling and acclaimed writers-from masters of noir to literary lights-explore the milieu of drug culture in this "eye-opening series" (New York Journal of Books). From Lee Child to William T. Vollmann, Joyce Carol Oates to Sherman Alexie, Eric Bogosian to actor James Franco, many of the finest contemporary writers of fiction weigh in on the lure and destruction of drug use, society's ambiguous relationship to drug culture, and criminal behavior with short stories that are alternately harrowing, funny, sad, or scary-but always original and gripping. The Cocaine Chronicles edited by Gary Phillips and Jervey Tervalon Contributors include Lee Child, Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, and Susan Straight "Urban, gritty, and raw noir." -Harlan Coben The Speed Chronicles edited by Joseph Mattson Contributors include William T. Vollmann, Sherman Alexie, James Franco, and Megan Abbott "Deserves great praise for the audacity of the topic, the depth of the discussion, the diversity of voices, and plain, old, good storytelling." -New York Journal of Books The Heroin Chronicles edited by Jerry Stahl Contributors include Eric Bogosian, Lydia Lunch, Ava Stander, and Gary Phillips "[An] impressive array of writers . . . these tales of chasing the dragon, with corollaries often violent and savage, will satisfy devotees of noir fiction and outsider are alike." -Publishers Weekly The Marijuana Chronicles edited by Jonathan Santlofer Contributors include Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Raymond Mungo, and Rachel Shteir "Joyce Carol Oates is in a rare class of her own . . . So, too, are other contributors to this collection, including Lee Child and the always enjoyable Raymond Mungo." -Kirkus Reviews

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Original Publish Date: Jul 10, 2018

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