Tibby's Howl of Freedom
“I can’t find Tibby?” a rattled 10 years old girl named Rica said to her mother Britely who was cooking in the kitchen.
Together they frantically ran out of the apartment, down a flight of wet stairs and outside where Rica last saw her dog.
“Which way did she run?” Britely said.
“She saw a black cat, started to bark, and then,” Rica paused to catch her breath, “Tibby jerked and the leash slipped from my hand. I’m sorry momma—I’m sorry!” Rica began Read more [...]
Raw. This is the word that describes Dopefiend. Based in a Detroit ghetto, Goines tells you the story about his experiences as an addict. He places the reader in very uncomfortable situations: junkies getting their fix, prostitutes with their "johns," and the use of heroine being cooked up. Goines hits you with the needle that leaves a mark in your psyche.
Like any great novel, the unexpected is vital. In Dopefiend, the unexpected is deliberately disturbing. There are very few characters in this Read more [...]