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January 4, 2013 | History

Love Addict 2 editions

Cover of: Love Addict | Robert Silverberg
About the Book

Jim Holman, 29, is an engineer going through a difficult divorce. One night, after leaving his wife’s lawyer’s office, he decides to have a drink at a Brooklyn jazz club. There, he becomes mesmerized by a 22-year-old singer named Helene Raymond. He manages to convince her to let him drive her home. On the way, she shows him needle marks on her thigh and tells him that she is a junkie, and warns him that she will end up hurting him because she is no good. She says she has been sober for three months but she fears she will relapse. He says he doesn’t care, because he is already in love.

Their relationship is sabotaged by the band leader, who is Helene's ex-boyfriend. He is possessive, and manages to persuade Helene to go back to heroine. Holman tries to help her quit by taking her to the Adriondacks. He says he will marry her, and she moves into his apartment with him. But when her ex-boyfriend tracks her down and gets her hooked again, Holman loses his temper and murders him with his own saxophone.

2 editions First published in 1959

Edition Read Locate Buy
Cover of: Love Addict
Love Addict
1973, Greenleaf Classics
Paperback in English - Reprint
Cover of: Love Addict
Love Addict
1959, [Corinth Publications]
Paperback in English


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