In Spoonful, Chris Mendius tells an engrossing tale of drug-dealing, the junkie lifestyle and the seductive perils of heroin, set in Chicago of the ’90s. The evocative work earned the book a Kirkus star. Here he talks to us about the levels of addiction, the tension of gentrification and his route to publication.
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Spoonful is one of the most vivid portraits of the drug culture I’ve ever read. Was your research, um, personal?
I leaned on my experiences in high school and college in the early ’90s. Right now I ...
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