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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.

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Requiem for a Dream
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3.9 / 5
Amazing and heartbreaking
June 18th, 2014
Couldn't put it down! You feel like you're part of their experience and spiraling down with them. I can't wait to read his other books.
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January 23rd, 2014
This was an excellent book in my opinion and dealt in detail about the terrible effects of drug use and of the sordid world of those who become addicts. Also dealt with the sad case of a senior prescribed with diet pills and tranquilizers that were so prevalent when first introduced to our society. Not being familiar with drug use whatsoever I found this book hard to put down and gained a tremendous amount of insight into the gritty life of people who are drawn into addiction for various reasons. The author writes in such a way that you think that he is just rambling on but in actuality there is a reason for this type of writing ... he really draws the reader in! Some of the author's life is described at the end of the book and, again, is very insightful.
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December 5th, 2013
Excellent book showing the psychology of addiction.
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