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"Candy is beside me, drenched in sweat. She's breathing gently, long slow breaths. I imagine her soul going in and out: wanting to leave, wanting to come back, wanting to leave, wanting to come back. The day will soon harden into what we need to do. But for now we have each other. . . ."

He met Candy amid a lush Sydney summer. Gorgeous, sexy, free-spirited Candy. They fell in love fast, lots of laughter and lust, the days melting warmly into each other. He never planned to give her a habit. But she wanted a taste. And wasn't love, after all, about sharing lives? Candy had a bit of money and in the beginning, everything was beautiful. Heady, heroin-hazed days, the world open and inviting. But when the money ran out, the craving remained, and the days ceased their luxurious stretch.

But there was still love. Only now, it was a threesome. Heroin had its own demands, its own timetable, and thoughts of nabbing the next fix hurled them into each day. Then, when desperation sets in, Candy will stop at nothing to secure a blast, as she and her lover become hostage to the nightmarish world of addiction.

Painful, sexy, tender, and charged with dark humor, Candy provocatively charts the daily rituals of two lovers maintaining a long-term junk habit. Told in stunningly vivid prose and set against the backdrop of suburban and urban Australia, Candy is both an electrifying and frightening glimpse of contemporary life and love.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1998 : USA Library Binding
Title: Candy
Author(s): Luke Davies
ISBN: 1-4177-0823-9 / 978-1-4177-0823-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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Paperback Editions

May 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: Candy
Author(s): Luke Davies
ISBN: 0-09-954237-4 / 978-0-09-954237-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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June 1998 : USA Paperback
Title: Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction
Author(s): Luke Davies
ISBN: 0-345-42387-9 / 978-0-345-42387-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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2006 : Australia Paperback
Title: Candy
Author(s): Luke Davies
ISBN: 1-74114-868-5 / 978-1-74114-868-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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April 1998 : UK Paperback
Title: Candy (A Vintage original)
Author(s): Luke Davies
ISBN: 0-09-926869-8 / 978-0-09-926869-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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1997 : Australia Paperback
Title: Candy
Author(s): Luke Davies
ISBN: 1-86448-339-3 / 978-1-86448-339-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
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Kindle Editions

October 2011 : UK Kindle edition
Title: Candy
Author(s): Luke Davies
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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November 2010 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
Title: Candy: A Novel of Love and Addiction
Author(s): Luke Davies
Publisher: Ballantine Books
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