Hubert Selby

Requiem for a Dream

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A tale of four people trapped by their addictions, the basis for the acclaimed Darren Aronofsky film, by the author of Last Exit to Brooklyn.
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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367 printed pages
Original publication
2011
Publication year
2011
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    trestrecehas quoted4 years ago
    we choose to live the dream instead of choosing to live the life.
    trestrecehas quoted4 years ago
    The book is a manifesto on Addiction’s triumph over the Human Spirit.
    Kateryna Poliakovahas quoted3 years ago
    Because we choose to live the dream instead of choosing to live the life.

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