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Blueschild Baby Paperback – February 1, 1994

Blueschild Baby Paperback – February 1, 1994. by. George Cain (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Blueschild Baby brings you back to the good ol' on-the-block neighborhood days when the local winos (todays homeless) were your good friends who would encourage you to do something with your life so you wouldn't end up like them, and you respected them and listened to them because of their obvious example.

Blueschild Baby takes place during the summer of 1967-the summer of race riots all across . George Cain was born in New York in 1943 He started writing in 1966. Blueschild Baby was his only book.

Blueschild Baby takes place during the summer of 1967-the summer of race riots all across the nation; the Summer of Love in the Haight Ashbury; the summer of Marines dying near Con Thien, across the world in Vietnam-but the novel illuminates the contours of a more private hell: the angry desperation of a heroin addict who returns to his home in. Harlem after being in prison. George Cain was born in New York in 1943. He entered Iona College on scholarship but left in his junior year to travel, spending time in California, Mexico, and Texas. He started writing in 1966. He died in New York in 2010.

First published in 1970, this frankly autobiographical novel was a revelation, a stunning depiction of a marginal figure, marked literally and figuratively by his drug addiction and navigating a predatory underground of junkies and hustlers-and named George Cain, like his author.

Blueschild Baby book. Standing as the only testament to the life of a brilliant man, Blueschild Baby is George Cain’s only novel. Cain’s heron addiction both fueled and impede his creative life. If you look at the story overall, it’s like a modern salve narrative.

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Blueschild Baby reads like a book-length attempt to exorcise with fiction what Cain couldn’t purge from his body

Blueschild Baby reads like a book-length attempt to exorcise with fiction what Cain couldn’t purge from his body. Cain understood the ravages of heroin as well as anyone, and his novel summons that devastation without mercy or reserve: a pusher shoving ice up a woman’s vagina to bring her back from an overdose, or a haunted huddle of junkies nodding, stinking, burning, high, lit by the glow of a TV playing cartoons. This novel is deeply alive to the physical and emotional horrors of addiction, but it also understands that criminalizing addicts only compounds this damage

George Cain’s autobiographical novel, Blueschild Baby, which has been largely forgotten during the years since it was greeted with critical fanfare, in 1970, effectively predicted Nixon’s war on drugs a year before it officially began.

George Cain’s autobiographical novel, Blueschild Baby, which has been largely forgotten during the years since it was greeted with critical fanfare, in 1970, effectively predicted Nixon’s war on drugs a year before it officially began. The novel follows a young black man-named George Cain, like his author-who is struggling to overcome his addiction to heroin, while also fully aware of the ways his government wants to turn his addiction against him. They say you’re arrested for crime, narcotics, prostitution, robbery, murder, but these are not the reasons for locking you away, he thinks.

George Cain (October 27, 1943 – October 23, 2010) was an African-American author who is renowned for writing Blueschild Baby, a l novel published in 1970. The book is about the life of a drug user who finally overcomes his addiction. Cain was himself a drug user but, unlike the character in his novel, he never overcame his addiction nor went on to write another book.

A black ex-convict and drug addict returns to his home in Harlem and experiences the agony of confronting his desperate present condition which contrasts with his promising youth

Comments: (2)

Mightsinger
Know how the good ol' days are only good because these days have gotten so bad? Crack cocaine, car jacking and drive-by shooting all make marijuana, stolen hub caps (remember hub caps they went the way of vinyl and the eight track) and knife fights look like a spirited day with the Quakers. Blueschild Baby brings you back to the good ol' on-the-block neighborhood days when the local winos (todays homeless) were your good friends who would encourage you to do something with your life so you wouldn't end up like them, and you respected them and listened to them because of their obvious example. Remember the bad kids on the block who didn't beat you up because they knew you were not one of them, and they too, with a distant glance, encouraged you to get out of the neighborhood and not become a familiar fixture like an old graffitied lamp post that never went anywhere? Remember how mysterious that life seemed and how you always wondered what would have happened to you if you had travelled down that road? Well Blueschild Baby takes you down that life road without the tell-tale tracks on your arms or the lost decade of life in a unique gripping style that will have you going right from the last page back to the first page like a ride that you just have to try again. If you don't like reading you'll read this book and not feel like you are reading but living. If you are an accomplished reader you'll enjoy the weaved web of Georgie Cane's sad vision of life. How does it end, at the beginning.
Ramsey`s
Well, that's what I remember as the author's name, to this novel of heroin addiction. I read it in the early '70's and have been looking for a copy for nearly that long. I remember the cover of a dog-earred paperback with the picture of a young man with a star-spangled bandana tied around his head. A first person account of a young African-American's dive into the murky sump of living the junkie life. Unlike the more current vogue of wealthy screenwriters or models and musicians succumbing to the wiles of the trendy, but evil dragon, this is the tale of a good kid from the ghetto who simply is sucked into an environmental hazard. Even after seeing family and friends die, if all your peers are doing it, are you different enough to resist? Georgie wasn't. Then he tried. Nearly thirty years later the book was good enough to make me wonder if he succeeded then and is still.
Blueschild baby download epub
Ethnic & National
Author: George Cain
ISBN: 0880011335
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Ethnic & National
Language: English
Publisher: Ecco Press (1987)
Pages: 201 pages