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Written by Peter MadsenAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Peter Madsen

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 152 pages
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  • Publisher: powerHouse Books
  • On Sale: October 29, 2013
  • Price: $14.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-57687-647-3 (1-57687-647-0)
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Weed, coke, heroin, molly, promethazine, crack, PCP, LCD, opium, hashish, mushrooms, and countless other illicit substances flood the streets of New York City where they are consumed as quickly as they can be delivered.

For Dealers, street reporter Peter Madsen set out across New York City–from staid Gramercy residences to bleak homeless hangouts; grimy Bushwick bike messenger bars and tony Park Avenue penthouses–to interview this particular criminal class. Through anonymous one-on-one interviews with an alarmingly wide host of subjects (including a transient heroin-addict supporting his habit, cute art-school girls running a weed lounge, a connection-ready concierge, fixed-gear weed couriers, stick-up kids, and a lawyer who deals on the side), Madsen extracts un-glamorized, sometimes hilarious, and always nuanced accounts of the navigators of New York City’s expansive drug underworld. Demand never ceases to grow, and where there is demand, there will always be plenty of outlaw capitalists willing to step up and supply.

“...each interview is an addictive, riveting dose of the unvarnished reality of street hustling.”
-New York Daily News

Dealers hooks a reader with its seedy content, but it’s the gradual unfolding of Madsen himself as a central character that carries the reader through it.”
-New York Daily News