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The crime-infested intersection of West Fayette and Monroe Streets is well-known--and cautiously avoided--by most of Baltimore. But this notorious corner's 24-hour open-air drug market provides the economic fuel for a dying neighborhood. David Simon, an award-winning author and crime reporter, and Edward Burns, a 20-year veteran of the urban drug war, tell the chilling story of this desolate crossroad.

Through the eyes of one broken family--two drug-addicted adults and their smart, vulnerable 15-year-old son, DeAndre McCollough, Simon and Burns examine the sinister realities of inner cities across the country and unflinchingly assess why law enforcement policies, moral crusades, and the welfare system have accomplished so little. This extraordinary book is a crucial look at the price of the drug culture and the poignant scenes of hope, caring, and love that astonishingly rise in the midst of a place America has abandoned.

Synopsis:

From the prize-winning author of "Homicide" and a former police detective comes the searing true story of one of America's most crime-ridden neighborhoods, located in Baltimore, and a family struggling to survive there. of photos.

About the Author

David Simon is the author of the bestselling Homicide: A Year on the Killing Streets, which won an Edgar Award and inspired Barry Levinson's Emmy Award-winning television program of the same name. A freelance writer based in Baltimore, he is also a writer and producer for Homicide and received the 1994 Writer's Guild for America Award for outstanding script in an episodic television drama.

A teacher in the Baltimore public school system, Edward Burns retired after serving twenty years in the city police department. For much of that time, he worked as a detective in the homicide unit.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767900317
Minton, Jenny:
Simon, David
Author:
Burns, Edward
Author:
Simon, David
Publisher:
Broadway Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Sociology - Urban
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Addiction
Subject:
Narcotic addicts
Subject:
Drug abuse
Subject:
Poverty
Subject:
Inner cities
Subject:
Problem youth
Subject:
Narcotics dealers
Subject:
Baltimore (Md.)
Subject:
Drug abuse -- Maryland -- Baltimore.
Subject:
Drug addicts - Maryland - Baltimore
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Edition Number:
1st trade pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 16
Publication Date:
19980631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8.25x5.56x1.27 in. 1.17 lbs.

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