A junkie's tale

A meditation on the sinister possibilities where heroin addiction, biochemistry and Islamism meet.

Published November 14, 2001 9:00AM (EST)

Steeped in the rough-and-tumble spoken-word movement, boiled in punk rock, roasted in alcohol, pressure-cooked in American literature and turned like a newel post on the lathe of American journalism, Cary Tennis brings his passionate oratory on arts, politics and culture to Salon as close to weekly as possible.

This week, he stops ranting and instead imagines a simple tale of genius and predation in a large pharmaceutical research facility.

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