Pipe Dream: A Novel (Strivers Row)

3.98 avg rating
( 144 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780375756603: Pipe Dream: A Novel (Strivers Row)
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

The lawyer turned on the tape recorder, handed his client a cigarette, and lit it for him. Black drew hard, squinting as the smoke rushed into his lungs.
"Where do you want to start?"the lawyer said, lighting a cigarette of his own.
"I guess there’s only one place to start; at Broad and Erie."

Johnny Podres, a politician whose record against corruption had been propelling him straight to the mayor’s office, is found murdered in a North Philly crack house.

Enter Samuel Jackson, a.k.a. Black, a drug addict who knows better, a man embittered by the fact that he can’t seem to escape from his addiction to crack cocaine or, for that matter, from himself. Though he was once a family man with a wife and son, Black’s only concern these days is getting his next high, that is, until he stumbles across a friend and fellow addict, Leroy, and both become prime suspects in the Podres murder. Black and Leroy hook up with two female pipers: Clarisse, a registered nurse who is slowly losing to crack any semblance of a respectable life, and Pookie, who already has lost it. Soon the hunt is on for all four as they try to stay one step ahead of a police department under tremendous pressure to solve the case—because if a killer isn’t found soon, this could blow up into one of the biggest scandals in Philadelphia history.

Solomon Jones weaves a suspenseful story against the backdrop of corruption in the Philadelphia police department and centers it on a group of drug addicts who, in the process of fleeing the law, come to terms with their own addiction, leading to some devastating consequences.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

"An impressive debut, and a writer to watch."
--Kirkus Reviews

"Strap yourself in for a fast-paced, multilayered ride that gets the details right and in the process puts a human face on crack addiction."
--Diane McKinney-Whetstone, author of Blues Dancing

"There’s a new Harlem Renaissance, this time from the City of Brotherly Love. Pipe Dream captures perfectly the sites and sounds of the city, thus Solomon Jones takes his place within this new literary movement."
--Omar Tyree, the Urban Griot and author of Just Say No!

"Pipe Dream is a phenomenal and honest tale of lives often overlooked and stories often untold. Jones reminds us that the surface-level truth often depends on who’s telling it, and the deeper truth comes only when we’re at peace with the lives we’ve led and the choices we’ve made."
--Brian Peterson, author of Move Over, Girl

About the Author:

Solomon Jones is currently a staff writer for Philadelphia Weekly and has been published in The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia Magazine, and The Philadelphia Tribune. He received a B.A. in Journalism from Temple University and is a member of the National Association of Black Journalists. He lives in Philadelphia with his wife. This is his first novel.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9781417709731: Pipe Dream

Featured Edition

ISBN 10:  1417709731 ISBN 13:  9781417709731
Publisher: Topeka Bindery; Strivers Row, 2001
Hardcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Jones, Solomon
Published by Villard (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375756604 ISBN 13: 9780375756603
New Soft Cover Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Book Lover's Warehouse
(Watauga, TN, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard, 2001. Soft Cover. Condition: New. FAST SHIPPING*FREE TRACKING The pages are clean and unmarked. May have a little edgewear on spine. Seller Inventory # 074326

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 4.99
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Jones, Solomon
ISBN 10: 0375756604 ISBN 13: 9780375756603
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2001. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # VR-9780375756603

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 8.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Jones, Solomon
ISBN 10: 0375756604 ISBN 13: 9780375756603
New Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2001. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780375756603

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 9.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Jones, Solomon
Published by Villard, New York (2001)
ISBN 10: 0375756604 ISBN 13: 9780375756603
New Trade Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Sly Fox
(Virden, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard, New York, 2001. Trade Paperback. Condition: New. No Jacket. First Ed, Second Printing. Nice, unsold, unread first edition, second printing of this tough mystery set in Phildelphia, author's first book. Seller Inventory # 001570

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 13.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Solomon Jones
Published by Random House USA Inc, United States (2002)
ISBN 10: 0375756604 ISBN 13: 9780375756603
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Random House USA Inc, United States, 2002. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. The lawyer turned on the tape recorder, handed his client a cigarette, and lit it for him. Black drew hard, squinting as the smoke rushed into his lungs. Where do you want to start? the lawyer said, lighting a cigarette of his own. I guess there s only one place to start; at Broad and Erie. Johnny Podres, a politician whose record against corruption had been propelling him straight to the mayor s office, is found murdered in a North Philly crack house. Enter Samuel Jackson, a.k.a. Black, a drug addict who knows better, a man embittered by the fact that he can t seem to escape from his addiction to crack cocaine or, for that matter, from himself. Though he was once a family man with a wife and son, Black s only concern these days is getting his next high, that is, until he stumbles across a friend and fellow addict, Leroy, and both become prime suspects in the Podres murder. Black and Leroy hook up with two female pipers: Clarisse, a registered nurse who is slowly losing to crack any semblance of a respectable life, and Pookie, who already has lost it. Soon the hunt is on for all four as they try to stay one step ahead of a police department under tremendous pressure to solve the case--because if a killer isn t found soon, this could blow up into one of the biggest scandals in Philadelphia history. Solomon Jones weaves a suspenseful story against the backdrop of corruption in the Philadelphia police department and centers it on a group of drug addicts who, in the process of fleeing the law, come to terms with their own addiction, leading to some devastating consequences. Seller Inventory # BTE9780375756603

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.78
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Jones, Solomon
Published by Villard
ISBN 10: 0375756604 ISBN 13: 9780375756603
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Vital Products COM LLC
(Southampton, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0375756604. Seller Inventory # Z0375756604ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.71
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Jones, Solomon
Published by Villard
ISBN 10: 0375756604 ISBN 13: 9780375756603
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0375756604. Seller Inventory # Z0375756604ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Jones, Solomon
Published by Villard
ISBN 10: 0375756604 ISBN 13: 9780375756603
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0375756604. Seller Inventory # Z0375756604ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Jones, Solomon
Published by Villard
ISBN 10: 0375756604 ISBN 13: 9780375756603
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0375756604. Seller Inventory # Z0375756604ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.73
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Jones, Solomon
Published by Villard
ISBN 10: 0375756604 ISBN 13: 9780375756603
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Villard. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0375756604. Seller Inventory # Z0375756604ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 15.74
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book