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Publisher Description

The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling story of this desolate crossroad.

Through the eyes of one broken family--two drug-addicted adults and their smart, vulnerable 15-year-old son, DeAndre McCollough, Simon and Burns examine the sinister realities of inner cities across the country and unflinchingly assess why law enforcement policies, moral crusades, and the welfare system have accomplished so little. This extraordinary book is a crucial look at the price of the drug culture and the poignant scenes of hope, caring, and love that astonishingly rise in the midst of a place America has abandoned.

GENRE
Nonfiction
RELEASED
1998
June 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
576
Pages
PUBLISHER
Crown/Archetype
SELLER
Penguin Random House LLC
SIZE
12.5
MB

Customer Reviews

blasto2236 ,

Heartbreaking and eye opening

I thought I knew how badly the war on drugs was destroying lives. Then I read this book. It’s such a human look at the lives of those affected by drug addiction and drug culture. I lost my mom to an overdose when I was 23, and these themes hit very close to home. It was an emotional experience reading it, but even more importantly it’s inspired me to start volunteering in my community and do what small part I can to try and fix things. RIP Miss Ella.

Logan3656 ,

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