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Beam Me Up, Scotty Michael Guinzburg 1559702087 9781559702089 In Crack City, U.S.A., when addicts fire up the white rock in the glass pipe that will transport them out of their misery, the prayer they intone with red-eyed reverenc
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Beam Me Up, Scotty by Michael Guinzburg

In Crack City, U.S.A., when addicts fire up the white rock in the glass pipe that will transport them out of their misery, the prayer they intone with red-eyed reverence is Beam me up, Scotty. After several years of deep addiction, Ed T--- stumbles out of detox and heads home to his family. All he finds is an empty apartment. Sobriety is a lonely business. So he turns to Hard Drugs Anonymous, the twelve-step program designed to help sick and suffering addicts along the path to salvation. In a smoky church basement in Manhattans East Village, Ed meets his new family: Rachel, an actress and part-time dominatrix; Frank, an ex-cop busted for possession who still bleeds NYPD blue; Myron, really Myra, a reforming unleaded gas-guzzler saving up for a sex change. They arent alone. Screwups and misfits of every race, color, and creed gleefully exchange self-help slogans and bubble with hope and encouragement. Fifth Avenue matrons mingle with cardboard box dwellers, and street hustlers hug corporate lawyers. Maybe there is a way out of the nightmare of the past, a power higher than crack. Beam Me Up, Scotty is Eds day-to-day - at times hour-to-hour - story of redempton and revenge, and hes holding nothing back. He takes the messages of Hard Drugs Anonymous to heart - then he takes them to the street. From Step One through Step Twelve, Ed works his Program and fights to stay clean while Scotty beams temptation on every street corner. But Ed is on a different kind of mission now: hes dealing salvation in lethal doses. Michael Guinzburgs novel is as high voltage as a live wire and as impossible to let go; it seizes readers from Step One and holds them for the full count. As a novel, it istaut, gripping, and fast-paced. As dark comedy, it is scathing, chilling, and unremitting. As moral tale, it will both disturb and edify. Beam Me Up, Scotty invites comparisons to the finest works by Jim Thompson, Hubert Sel

Author: Michael Guinzburg

Language: English

Edition: 1st

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 243

Publisher: Arcade Publishing

Publication Date: 1993-06-23

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