The Cocaine Chronicles

The Cocaine Chronicles


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The Cocaine Chronicles by Gary Phillips

"The best stories in The Cocaine Chronicles . . . are equal to the best fiction being written today."
--New York Journal of Books

"While The Cocaine Chronicles is a hard, honest, uncompromising read and might not be for the faint of heart, the stories it tells all have to do with a drug that's been around for a while and is not going anywhere. Also, some stories offer a bit of hope, which shine through as invitations to never give up."
--Austin Post

"The perfect stocking stuffer for your uncle in AA."
--New York Observer

"The Cocaine Chronicles is a pure, jangled hit of urban, gritty, and raw noir. Caution: these stories are addicting."
--Harlan Coben, award-winning author of Just One Look

"Every story is A+. All contributors are top notch. . . . Should be required reading for writers who want to master the craft of the short story."
--Cherry Bleeds

Original stories by Susan Straight, Lee Child, Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Jerry Stahl, Nina Revoyr, Bill Moody, Donnell Alexander, Deborah Vankin, Robert Ward, Manuel Ramos, and others.

Gary Phillips writes for several mediums from novels to screenplays to comic books, and lives in Los Angeles, California.

Jervey Tervalon is the author of All the Trouble You Need, Understand This, and the Los Angeles Times bestseller Dead Above Ground. He lives in Altadena, California.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781617750298
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication date: 11/29/2011
Series: Akashic Drug Chronicles Series
Pages: 36
Sales rank: 1,293,141
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Gary Phillips: Gary Phillips writes for several mediums from screenplays to comic books, and remembers vividly the days of disco and the fever that coke then crack unleashed. He is the author of several crime-fiction novels, including Bangers, and lives in Los Angeles.

Jervey Tervalon: Jervey Tervalon is the author of All the Trouble You Need, Understand This (winner of the 1994 New Voices Award from the Quality Paperback Book Club), and the acclaimed Los Angeles Times bestseller Dead Above Ground. In 2001, he received the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles National Literacy Award for Excellence in Multicultural Literature. He is also an award-winning poet, screenwriter, and dramatist. Currently, he's the writer-in-residence at Pitzer College and is a California Arts Council Fellow. Jervey was born in New Orleans, raised in Los Angeles, and now lives in Altadena, California, with his wife and two daughters.

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The Cocaine Chronicles 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Bwitchd3 More than 1 year ago
This book is full of interesting tales about people on the inside and outside of the blizzard. Some are funny, some are serious, all are contemplative. This wonderful addition to Akashic’s ranks is what makes this publishing company edgy and fun. It’s definitely worth the read.