Following his service in the US Air Force, Donald Goines entered into a life of drug addiction and crime. He received seven prison sentences, serving a total of over six years. While he was in prison, Goines wrote his first two novels, Dopefiend and Whoreson. He was shot to death in 1974.
The shocking nightmare story of a black heroin addict
Trapped in the festering sore of a major American ghetto, a young man and his girlfriend—both attractive, talented, and full of promise—are inexorably pulled into the living death of the hardcor...[SEE MORE]