Low Road: The Life and Legacy of Donald Goines

Low Road: The Life and Legacy of Donald Goines

by Eddie B. Allen Jr.

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Overview

"[A] comprehensive look at the gritty novelist's own thug life, (Low Road) unfolds like a fast-paced thriller that mirrors Goines's popular bestsellers."—Essence magazine

Donald Goines was a pimp, truck driver, heroin addict, factory worker, and career criminal. He was also one of the most popular Black contemporary writers having published sixteen novels, including Whoreson, Dopefiend, and Daddy Cool. Goines's unique brand of "street narrative" and "ghetto realism" mark him as the original street writer.

Now, in the first in-depth biography of Goines's life, author Eddie B. Allen, Jr. explores exactly how one man made the transition from street hustler to bestselling author. With exclusive access to personal letters, treatments from unwritten books, photographs, and family members, Allen uncovers Goines's experiences with drugs, prostitutes, prison, and urban violence. Fans of Goines's novels will note a dramatic parallelism between his life and fictional tales.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312383510
Publisher: St. Martin''s Publishing Group
Publication date: 05/13/2008
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 224
Sales rank: 906,008
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.53(d)

About the Author

EDDIE B. ALLEN has been published in The New York Times, The Detroit News and the Philadelphia New Observer. He lives in Detroit, Michigan.

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