9780062913166-0062913166-Blueschild Baby: A Novel

Blueschild Baby: A Novel

ISBN-13: 9780062913166
ISBN-10: 0062913166
Edition: Reissue
Author: Cain, George
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Ecco
Format: Paperback 224 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780062913166
ISBN-10: 0062913166
Edition: Reissue
Author: Cain, George
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Ecco
Format: Paperback 224 pages

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Acknowledged authors Cain, George wrote Blueschild Baby: A Novel comprising 224 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0062913166 and 9780062913166. Since then Blueschild Baby: A Novel textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price of $ 0.65 or rent at the marketplace.

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A searing chronicle of the life of a young ex-convict and heroin addict in 1960’s Harlem, an unsparing portrait of a man who couldn’t free himself from the horrors of addiction

Blueschild Baby takes place during the summer of 1967—the summer of race riots all across the nation; the Summer of Love in the Haight Ashbury; the summer of Marines dying near Con Thien, across the world in Vietnam—but the novel illuminates the contours of a more private hell: the angry desperation of a heroin addict who returns to his home in Harlem after being in prison.

First published in 1970, this frankly autobiographical novel was a revelation, a stunning depiction of a marginal figure, marked literally and figuratively by his drug addiction and navigating a predatory underground of junkies and hustlers—and named George Cain, like his author.

Now with a new preface by acclaimed writer Leslie Jamison, this is an unvarnished conjuring of the tyranny of dependence: its desperation, its degradation, its rage and rebellion; the fragile, unsettled, occasional shards of hope it permits; the strange joys of being alive and young and lost and hooked and full of feverish determination anyway.

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