Low Road: The Life and Legacy of Donald Goines
by Eddie B. Allen
Publication Date: Oct 15, 2004
List Price: $23.95
Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Imprint: St. Martin’s Press
Publisher: St. Martin’s Press
Parent Company: Verlagsgruppe Georg von Holtzbrinck
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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.
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