Akashic Books: The Drug Chronicles

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The Cocaine Chronicles Summary

The Cocaine Chronicles joins The Speed Chronicles in launching Akashic's new anthology series styled after the Noir series. Nothing to snort at, this ambitious anthology of jaw-grinding criminal behavior is masterfully curated by acclaimed authors Phillips and Tervalon.

Cocaine, that most troubling and fascinating of substances is the subject, the subtext, the whys and where ofs in The Cocaine Chronicles, a collection of original short stories that are funny and harrowing, sad and scary, but at all times riveting.

The Cocaine Chronicles contains tough tales by a cross-section of today's most thought-provoking writers. Featuring brand-new stories by: Susan Straight, Lee Child, Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Jerry Stahl, Nina Revoyr, Bill Moody, Emory Holmes II, James Brown, Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon, Kerry E. West, Donnell Alexander, Deborah Vankin, Robert Ward, Manuel Ramos, and Detrice Jones.

The complete list of narrators includes Prentice Onayemi, Christian Rummel, Lauren Fortgang, Scott Aiello, Mirron Willis, Allyson Johnson, Scott Brick, Jeff Woodman, Stephen Hoye, Joe Barrett, Christina Delaine, Elizabeth Evans, Jonathan Davis, Lisa Renee Pitts, Nick Sullivan, and Kevin Free.

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    • The Cocaine Chronicles

    • By: Gary Philips (editor), Jervey Tervalon (editor)
    • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman, Scott Brick, Nick Sullivan, and others
    • Length: 8 hrs and 23 mins
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    The Cocaine Chronicles contains tough tales by a cross-section of today's most thought-provoking writers. Featuring brand-new stories by: Susan Straight, Lee Child, Laura Lippman, Ken Bruen, Jerry Stahl, Nina Revoyr, Bill Moody, Emory Holmes II, James Brown, Gary Phillips, Jervey Tervalon, Kerry E. West, Donnell Alexander, Deborah Vankin, Robert Ward, Manuel Ramos, and Detrice Jones.

    Regular price: £19.39

    • The Marijuana Chronicles

    • By: Jonathan Santlofer
    • Narrated by: Scott Brick, Jonathan Santlofer, Elizabeth Evans, and others
    • Length: 6 hrs and 54 mins
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    From the introduction by Jonathan Santlofer: "Like film, literature has been no stranger to marijuana and hashish, going back to Charles Baudelaire's 1860 Artificial Paradises, in which the French poet not only describes the effects of hashish but postulates it could be an aid in creating an ideal world.

    Regular price: £24.19

    • The Heroin Chronicles

    • By: Jerry Stahl (editor), Eric Bogosian, Lydia Lunch, and others
    • Narrated by: Erin Moon
    • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
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    On the heels of The Speed Chronicles (Sherman Alexie, William T. Vollmann, Megan Abbott, James Franco, Beth Lisick, etc.) and The Cocaine Chronicles (Lee Child, Laura Lippman, etc.) comes The Heroin Chronicles, a volume sure to frighten and delight. The literary styles are varied, as are the moral quandaries herein. Heroin has long been understood as the most "literary" of narcotics, and this collection will, for better and worse, have tremendous pop cultural appeal.

    Regular price: £6.79