How To Stop Time: The Memoir of a Heroin Addict

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How to Stop Time Using the form of a mock dictionary (A is for abject; H is for high; F is for funeral) the allure and the degradation of the world of heroin is dissected by a New York ex-junkie journalist. Her journey through heroin is a cerebral tale grounded in an exploration of emotional life. Full description

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A brilliant and impressive book, all the more so because of its remarkable calm and restraint after such a terrifying experience (Penelope Fitzgerald)

Her insight is a positive addition to the literature about the drug, and a telling and sophisticated examination of modern society (THE LIST)

A calm look at middle-class heroin addiction and an honest analysis of how an obsessed society mythologises it ... compelling (IRISH TIMES)

The little black dress of dope books...Marlowe is the most gifted druggie to pop out of Harvard since Timothy Leary. (Jerry Stahl)

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* An ultra-cool examination of the allure and degradation of the world of heroin with its effect on contemporary society by a New York ex-junkie journalist

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