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Farm (Old School Books)

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"So much of what we know of ourselves is a lousy God Damn lie," maintains the narrator of The Farm (1968), the audacious and supercharged final novel by a writer of both prodigal gifts and tendencies toward self-destruction. The Farm is a Dante-esque tour of the levels of hell to be found in a federal drug rehabilitation center and a powerful story of love growing in the ...more
Paperback, 239 pages
Published July 3rd 1998 by W W Norton & Co Inc (first published 1996)
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This is a book written by a black drug addict in the sixties. It is his expierence in a rehab in new york. it's hard to get used to the way he writes but once you do it's awesome. It had me laughing out loud half of the time. Very entertaining.
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Clarence Cooper Jr. wrote seven crime novels, which describe life in Black America, in the underworld of drugs and violence and in jail (The Farm). Cooper worked as an editor for The Chicago Messenger around 1955. He was said to have started taking heroin at this time. His first book, The Scene was a success with the critics. It had been published by serious Random House, but his other three books ...more
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