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Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic by Sam Quinones

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Copies in VCU Libraries
Copies of Dreamland are available from both Cabell Library on the Monroe Park Campus and Tompkins-McCaw Library on the MCV Campus.

Book Review from New York Journal of Books:
"Quinones is a veteran journalist and expert storyteller long steeped in the demi-monde of Mexican-American bordercrossings. Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic is an intricate jigsaw puzzle piecing together his findings from intensive investigation of the unprecedented spread of heroin addiction throughout the United States over the past two decades . . . Dreamland offers an eye-opening, enlightening and mesmerizing account of one of the most important stories of the last few decades . . . Quinones is a master storyteller, with a knack of bringing hundreds of characters to life . . . Dreamland stands as a model of meticulous investigative reporting providing important insights not only the current opiate epidemic but also into the sometimes negative symbiosis between our country and our neighbors to the south."

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