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The Speed Chronicles

(2011)
(A book in the Akashic Drug Chronicles series)
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
An “addictive volume” of amphetamine stories from William T. Vollmann, Sherman Alexie, and more (Publishers Weekly).

Speed is the most American of drugs: twice the productivity at half the cost, and equal opportunity for all. It has reinvented itself many times, from miracle cure to biker-gang scourge and everything in between.
 
It goes by many names: crystal meth, amphetamines, Dexedrine, Benzedrine, Adderall; crank, spizz, chickenscratch, oblivious marching powder, the go-fast. And it crosses all ethnicities, genders, and geographies—from immigrants and heartlanders punching double factory shifts to clandestine border warlords; prostitutes to housewives; Hollywood celebs to the poorest Indian on the rez—and they all have plenty of stories.
 
Here is the first contemporary collection of new short fiction dealing with the drug from an array of today’s most compelling authors. The elements of crime and tweaking, bleary-eyed zombies exist alongside heart-wrenching narratives of everyday people, the American Dream going up in flames, and even some accounts of pure joy.
 
Featuring brand-new stories by: Sherman Alexie, William T. Vollmann, James Franco, Megan Abbott, Jerry Stahl, Beth Lisick, Jess Walter, Scott Phillips, James Greer, Tao Lin, Joseph Mattson, Natalie Diaz, Kenji Jasper, and Rose Bunch.
 

Genre: Mystery

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Paperback Editions

October 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Speed Chronicles, The (Drug Chronicles)
Author(s): Joseph Mattson
ISBN: 1-84243-854-9 / 978-1-84243-854-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: NO EXIT PRESS
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November 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Speed Chronicles (Akashic Drug Chronicles)
Author(s): Joseph Mattson
ISBN: 1-61775-028-X / 978-1-61775-028-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Akashic Books
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Audio Editions

August 2016 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Speed Chronicles (Akashic Drug Chronicles)
Author(s): Joseph Mattson (Editor)
ISBN: 1-5318-1971-0 / 978-1-5318-1971-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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December 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Speed Chronicles
Author(s): Joseph Mattson (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon   


December 2014 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Speed Chronicles
Author(s): Joseph Mattson (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon AU   


December 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Speed Chronicles
Author(s): Joseph Mattson (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


December 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Speed Chronicles
Author(s): Joseph Mattson (editor)
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2012 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Speed Chronicles
Author(s): Joseph Mattson
Publisher: No Exit Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


June 2012 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Speed Chronicles (Akashic Drug Chronicles Book 2)
Author(s): Joseph Mattson
Publisher: Akashic Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA