- Eye Opening
- Concrete Examples
Award-winning journalist Beth Macy, author of Factory Man and Truevine, provides a bleak, well-researched, compassionate epic of heroin and opioid addiction in the rural Appalachian mountains of Virginia. A reporter for The Roanoke Times, Macy watched the opioid epidemic build amid rural, poor, white communities ravaged by globalization, automation and the coal industry’s decline. She paints vivid, heartbreaking portraits of poor and upper-class addicts and details the arc of morphine addiction from the turn of the 20th century until the present.
About the Author
Best-selling author Beth Macy also wrote Truevine and Factory Man. She has received many reporting awards and won a Nieman Fellowship in journalism at Harvard University.