Camden Town, the late 1980s, a hinterland of rundown squats, petty crime and hard drugs - amid this sordid milieu, junkies Phil and Cissy 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 Cissy'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.
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Author Biography - Phil Shoenfelt
Phil Shoenfelt was born in Bradford, England, in December 1952. After colliding with the London punk scene in the mid-1970s, he moved to New York where he played in several punk and post-punk bands, such as Khmer Rouge. Returning to London in 1984, he continued making music until encroaching heroin addiction brought a temporary halt to all artistic activities. Finally kicking the habit after eleven years, he embarked upon a solo career and in 1995 moved to Prague. In recent years he has produced several CDs of his music on various independent labels: solo; with his band, Southern Cross; and with the Berlin-based Australian group Fatal Shore. Junkie Love is Shoenfelt's first novel.