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In this searing novel first published in 1978, two young hoods, Harry and Tyrone, and a girlfriend fantasize about scoring a pound of heroin and getting rich. But their heroin habit gets the better of them, and Harry's mother's addiction to diet pills lands her in a state mental hospital.
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Hubert Selby, Jr. was born in Brooklyn in 1928. At the age of 15, he dropped out of school and went to sea with the merchant marines. While at sea he was diagnosed with lung disease. With no other way to make a living, he decided to try writing: 'I knew the alphabet. Maybe I could be a writer.' In 1964 he completed his first book, Last Exit to Brooklyn, which has since become a cult classic. In 1966, it was the subject of an obscenity trial in the UK. His other books include The Room, The Demon, Requiem for a Dream, Song of the Silent Snow, The Willow Tree and Waiting Period. In 2000, Requiem for a Dream starred Jared Leto and Ellen Burstyn and was directed by Darren Aronofsky. Hubert Selby Jr died in Highland Park, Los Angeles, California in April 2004.Review:
"Selby's place is in the front rank of American novelists." -- New York Times Book Review
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Book Description Playboy Press : trade distribu, 1978. Hardcover. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110872235106
Book Description trade distribution by Simon and Schuster, Playboy Press. Hardcover. Condition: New. 0872235106 New Condition. Seller Inventory # NEW99.1520487
Book Description Playboy Press : trade distribution by Simon and Schuster, 1978. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0872235106