by Peter Madsen
powerHouse Books, 2013
5 x 7.5 in; 152 pp
Cover illustration by Christy Karacas
Anonymous one-on-one interviews with 17 subjects (including a transient heroin-addict, art-school girls running a weed lounge, fixed-gear couriers, stick-up kids, and a lawyer who deals on the side). Un-glamorized, sometimes hilarious, and always nuanced accounts of the retail side of New York City’s street-level drug trade.