Author(s): Phil Shoenfelt
Camden Town. The late 1980s. A hinterland of rundown squats, petty crime and hard drugs. Amid this sordid milieu, junkies Phil and Carrie go about their daily routine of sex, shooting up and dodging the police. For a while they have each other and nothing else seems to matter. But as their addictions worsen, money runs short and Carrie's psychotic ex-boyfriend is released from prison, their relationship begins to disintegrate into mutual distrust and loathing...Raw, repellent and yet shot through with mordant wit, "Junkie Love" is Phil Shoenfelt's semi-fictionalised account of the heroin addiction that almost cost him his sanity and his life.
'A fine, gutsy, spare rendering of the drug underworld' - Will Self