Life Magazine? Article About A Violent Pair of Addicts
February 12, 2014 11:01 AM Subscribe
I'm searching for an ethnographic, non-fiction article about two young homeless addicts, one a white male and one a pregnant black female. I believe, but am not certain, it was published decades ago in Life Magazine and that I found it through Longform.org
. I'll put as many (possibly triggering, definitely unpleasant) details as I can inside.
posted by Juliet Banana to Writing & Language (1 answer total) 7 users marked this as a favorite
-at one point the pregnant female is badly beaten and possibly sexually assaulted; I think I remember her laying on a park bench and bleeding.
-they perform muggings together; they're more violent than simple purse snatchings
-I think the male tricks himself out at one point, or it's discussed as something that happens
-it's a pretty old article, possibly from the 1970s