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by Solomon Jones
Format: Paperback, 256pp.
Publisher: Random House, Incorporated
Pub. Date: July 24th 2001
Pipe Dream was chosen for the CWMYB Online Book Club's Reading list (Reading List October 2001)
Black and his companions had smoked so much crack they couldn't do anything but sit there in the hotel room: Clarisse scraping her straight shooter, Pookie and Leroy staring into space. And Black, standing by the window, listening as a voice on KYW gave out their names and descriptions at two-minute intervals.
Then came the inevitable question: "Black," Leroy said quietly. "How we gon'get outta here?"
When a prominent politician, in line to become the next mayor of Philadelphia, is found murdered in a crack house, the hunt zeroes in on four drug addicts�Black, Leroy, Pookie, and Clarisse. The murder investigation threatens to explode into one of the biggest scandals to hit the City of Brotherly Love, but everything is not what it seems, and the suspects are not as easy to capture as the police had hoped.
Pipe Dream winds through the streets of Philadelphia as the four addicts struggle to escape not only from the police but from the hungers that have all but swallowed them whole.