Requiem for a Dream (novel)

Requiem for a Dream (novel)

"Requiem for a Dream" is a 1978 novel by Hubert Selby Jr. This story follows the lives of four people, Harry, Marion, Tyrone, and Sara. Harry and Marion are in love and Tyrone is their friend. Sara is Harry’s lonely, widowing mother. They are all searching for the key to their dreams, and in the process, they get flung into a devastating life of addiction, sorrow and helplessness. Sara’s dream is to be on television, and when a fake phone call gets her hopes up, she spends the next months of her life binging on diet pills to lose weight. She becomes delirious and ends up in the hospital, but it only gets worse from there. Harry, Marion and Tyrone decide that they want to make money by buying some uncut heroin and dealing it, but become so addicted that all of their lives are ruined in separate and horrifying ways.

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