Requiem for a Dream by Hubert Selby Jr.
A Novel

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The ending, mostly tragic, is leavened with hope, and reflects the life of the author who on his deathbed refused the drugs he had been addicted to for decades.
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An evocative, poignant saga of four people trapped—and ultimately destroyed—by their addictions
Sara Goldfarb is devastated by the death of her husband. She spends her days watching game shows and obsessing over appearing on television as a contestant—and her prescription diet pills only accelerate her mania. Her son, Harry, is living in the streets with his friend Tyrone and girlfriend Marion, where they spend their days selling drugs and dreaming of escape. When their heroin supply dries up, all three descend into an abyss of dependence and despair, their lives, like Sara’s, doomed by the destructive power of drugs. Tragic and captivating, Requiem for a Dream is one of Selby’s most powerful works, and an indelible portrait of the ravages of addiction. This ebook features an illustrated biography of Hubert Selby Jr. including rare photos from the author’s estate.
 

About Hubert Selby Jr.

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Selby was born in Brooklyn, New York. After a career in the merchant marine cut short by illness, he achieved international recognition for his books.
 
Published December 13, 2011 by Open Road Media. 292 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Literature & Fiction, Crime. Fiction
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Reviewed by Sophia Martelli on Aug 11 2012

The ending, mostly tragic, is leavened with hope, and reflects the life of the author who on his deathbed refused the drugs he had been addicted to for decades.

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