A Single Light

A Single Light

we do that it probably doesn't exist. Because that's what junkies do.” “How do you know so much about addicts?” I demand. His brows draw together. “Because my sister's one.” I blink. “I'm sorry.” He shrugs. “She couldn't cope with our ...

Author: Tosca Lee

Publisher: Howard Books

ISBN: 9781501169083

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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In this gripping, high-octane sequel to The Line Between, which New York Times bestselling author Alex Kava calls “everything you want in a thriller,” cult escapee Wynter Roth and ex-soldier Chase Miller emerge from their bunker to find a country ravaged by disease. Six months after vanishing into an underground silo with sixty-one others, Wynter and Chase emerge to an altered world. There is no sign of Noah and the rest of the group that was supposed to greet them when they surfaced—the same people Wynter was counting on to help her locate the antibiotics her gravely ill friend, Julie, needs. As the clock ticks down on Julie’s life, Wynter and Chase embark on a desperate search for medicine and answers. But what they find is not a nation on the cusp of recovery but one decimated by disease. What happened while they were underground? With food and water in limited supply and their own survival in question, Chase and Wynter must venture further and further from the silo. They come face-to-face with a radically changed society, where communities scrabble to survive under rogue leaders and cities are war zones. As hope fades by the hour and Wynter learns the terrible truth of the last six months, she is called upon again to help save a nation she no longer recognizes—a place so chaotic she’s no longer sure it can even survive. With Tosca Lee’s signature “beautifully written and deeply unnerving” (Jonathan Maberry, New York Times bestselling author) prose, A Single Light is a breathless thriller of nonstop suspense.
Categories: Fiction

Light Falls

Light Falls

Ashe That's what junkies do. They die. Joe That's ironic. After what you did. I'm sorry. I shouldn't have said that. That was awful. I didn't mean it. Ashe. Can I ask you? Have you thought about the possibility that I could move in here ...

Author: Simon Stephens

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350154025

Category: Drama

Page: 120

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LOOK ME IN THE EYE AND TELL ME YOU'LL NEVER LEAVE ME. A woman wakes up with a stranger beside her. A student argues with his lover. A single mother fights to feed her baby. A married man flirts with two younger women. And far away, one devastating event is about to change all their lives forever. Artistic Director Sarah Frankcom says goodbye to the Royal Exchange with an extraordinary new play by Simon Stephens, with original music by Jarvis Cocker. Connecting five relatives in five disparate English towns, from Blackpool to Durham, LIGHT FALLS is a richly layered play about life in the face of death, about how our love survives us after we've gone – and about how family, community and kindness help the North survive.
Categories: Drama

You Who Enter Here

You Who Enter Here

“Wait. I can get the money. Now.” The Mathematician grunted and began swinging his arm up toward the junkie's unbroken arm, but Matthew stayed his hand. That's what he was good at. Control. “How?” Matthew said. “Look. We're junkies.

Author: Erika T. Wurth

Publisher: State University of New York Press

ISBN: 9781438473178

Category: Fiction

Page: 250

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A beautifully rendered, brutally realistic Native American gang novel. FINALIST - 2019 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Multicultural (Adult Fiction) category FINALIST - 2020 Colorado Book Award in the Literary Fiction category, presented by the Colorado Center for the Book 2020 In the Margins Top Ten and Fiction Recommendation Matthew has grown up in hell. His father is gone, and his mother drinks and hooks up with men who abuse Matthew and his sister. He finally decides to hit the streets of Farmington to get away and to drink himself to death—in his mind, his destiny. He meets Chris, who saves him, takes him home, cleans him up, gets him sober, and initiates Matthew into one of Albuquerque’s Native American gangs, the 505s. The 505s have been around for generations. They now sell heroin, and it’s their subservience to the Mexican gangs that has allowed them to survive. However, Chris decides that his little Native American gang deserves to be as big as the Mexican gangs in Albuquerque, bringing in new business from deep inside Indigenous communities in Mexico. Then, Matthew falls in love with Chris’s girlfriend. Matthew’s story is one of terrible darkness, but also, unexpected beauty and tenderness. Erika T. Wurth is Professor of Creative Writing at Western Illinois University. She is the author of one previous novel, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend; two collections of poetry, Indian Trains and A Thousand Horses Out to Sea; and a collection of short stories, Buckskin Cocaine. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.
Categories: Fiction

High Risk

High Risk

There is a vast library of medical opinion and addicts' testimony, but the truth is that no one knows. ... company did go for the idea, but they wanted me to live in a council flat and beg for money, because 'that's what junkies do'.

Author: Ben Timberlake

Publisher: Hurst Publishers

ISBN: 9781787386211

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 312

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This is a dark, raw and uncompromising tale of the human condition in extremis, drawing on the many lives of Ben Timberlake: as an archaeologist, Special Forces soldier, combat medic and drug addict. Starting with Ben’s first near-death experience—in a Nazi-themed bar in wartime Yugoslavia—High Risk is a whirlwind tour of everything from service in the SAS, combat in Iraq, and encounters with a gambling-obsessed 9/11 hijacker, to veterans blissed out on MDMA, hook-ups in the world of extreme sex, and battling a heroin habit on a remote Scottish island. Ben pursued the rush, and the chase often took him over the edge. Instead of asking why, he asked, why not? Blending confessional narrative, classic reportage and acerbic humour, this memoir takes a gonzo look at terrorists, junkies, soldiers and strippers, through the tale of one extraordinary life.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

A Girl Like You

A Girl Like You

Thinking about Rachel on the jet awhile ago, remembering what she'd said that day in Kentucky after our first time, about how her mother had died because “that's what junkies do,” my thoughts turned to Sherry Cherry. I can't save Rachel ...

Author: John Locke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781781852415

Category: Fiction

Page: 169

View: 643

WOULD YOU GIVE UP THE WOMAN YOU LOVE IF HER DEATH COULD SAVE MILLIONS? Rachel Case went to the doctor for a routine blood donation. Now she is the most valuable woman in history. For Rachel possesses a unique gene – a marker that holds the key to protecting the world from a pandemic that could wipe out humanity. The government are desperate for Rachel's DNA. So desperate, they've sent in a squad to take her to a top-secret, high-security facility. Only Donovan Creed, killer-for-hire and Rachel's lover, can free her. But only Rachel's husband Sam knows where she is. And he hates Creed with a passion...
Categories: Fiction

Donovan Creed Two Up 5 6

Donovan Creed Two Up 5 6

Thinking about Rachel on the jet awhile ago, remembering what she'd said that day in Kentucky after our first time, about how her mother had died because “that's what junkies do,” my thoughts turned to Sherry Cherry. I can't save Rachel ...

Author: John Locke

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781781854396

Category: Fiction

Page: 326

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A double helping of John Locke's bestselling Donovan Creed novels in one volume. Donovan Creed is an assassin for an elite branch of Homeland Security. When he isn't busy killing terrorists, he moonlights as a hit man for the mob. He tests weapons of torture for the Army. He is a very tough guy. But he's not a bad guy. Sure, he's got issues. He makes mistakes. He's terrible with women. He's a pretty neglectful father. But his heart is in the right place – and occasionally, just occasionally, he'll try and do the right thing... 5. WISH LIST: Be careful what you wish for... 6. A GIRL LIKE YOU: Would you give up the woman you love if her death could save millions?
Categories: Fiction

Brother Ray

Brother Ray

Throw him back out on the streets after a year or two or three, and he's hitting himself as soon as he can cop a fix. ... Naturally the law says, “Let me take this baby”—that's the junkie “and smash his head against the wall.

Author: David Ritz

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780786728039

Category: Music

Page: 384

View: 783

Ray Charles (1930-2004) led one of the most extraordinary lives of any popular musician. In Brother Ray, he tells his story in an inimitable and unsparing voice, from the chronicle of his musical development to his heroin addiction to his tangled romantic life. Overcoming poverty, blindness, the loss of his parents, and the pervasive racism of the era, Ray Charles was acclaimed worldwide as a genius by the age of thirty-two. By combining the influences of gospel, jazz, blues, and country music, he invented, almost single-handedly, what became known as soul. And throughout a career spanning more than a half century, Ray Charles remained in complete control of his life and his music, allowing nobody to tell him what he could and couldn't do.As the Chicago Sun-Times put it, Brother Ray is "candid, explicit, sometimes embarrassing, often hilarious, always warm, touching and deeply human-just like his music."
Categories: Music

Trespassers

Trespassers

I said , " Mr. Labin tells me you are doing so well in school . ... She laughed , but insisted on doing her duty . ... You take your black Negro junkie or your Puerto Rican junkie or your regular honky junkie and you got something bad ...

Author: Meredith Sue Willis

Publisher:

ISBN: 0965404323

Category: Fiction

Page: 292

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Categories: Fiction

That s What Junkies Do

That s What Junkies Do

The story starts innocently enough in 1980's Brooklyn, NY, with a young boy, Thomas Figlioli, making a bad choice so he could gain the respect of a group of kids he looked up to and admired.

Author: Thomas Figlioli

Publisher:

ISBN: 1737077701

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 252

View: 291

That's What Junkies Do is a brutally honest, often dark journey of one man's struggle with alcoholism and drug addiction. The story starts innocently enough in 1980's Brooklyn, NY, with a young boy, Thomas Figlioli, making a bad choice so he could gain the respect of a group of kids he looked up to and admired. Alcohol gives him the courage to be the person he always wanted to be. His fear and insecurity leaves and his lifelong struggle begins. Being a good student, Thomas lands a scholarship to Pace University in Pleasantville, New York, where his alcohol use and hard partying ways increase with each passing day. When things start to turn sour in Pleasantville, he moves back to Brooklyn for a geographic change. It is back in his old hometown that his life starts to unravel at a steady and almost torturous pace. After losing a promising career in the financial industry, his life turns even darker, eventually being hospitalized in a psych unit for alcohol and cocaine use. Once released he immediately reverts to the same ways. Thomas's life becomes a vicious cycle of addiction, graduating to harder and more damaging drugs. There is nothing he won't do and nobody he won't hurt. When thoughts of ending it all become a better choice than living how he is, Thomas finally asks for help and gets it through a program of twelve step recovery. He comes back to life only to fall back into his old ways a few short years later. Now, a grown man and upstanding citizen, with a career, a fiancé and people who count on him every day, Thomas secretly navigates his way through a seven-and-a-half-year struggle with various prescription medications, eventually finding his way back to recovery and the life he always prayed for when times were at their worst.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Gentleman Junkie

Gentleman Junkie

“That jail is strong enough, and I don't suppose the Chief is going to let them come by without doing something to stop them. It's what's happening all over town that's got us frightened. We never seen the people round here act this way ...

Author: Harlan Ellison

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575123748

Category: Fiction

Page: 215

View: 531

The original 50 cent paperback edition of this book now goes for $100 in rare book auctions. Why? Because it contains 25 of the best, hardest-to-find stories of the writer the Washington Post calls 'one of the great living American short story writers,' the unpredictable Harlan Ellison.
Categories: Fiction