Under the Influence

Under the Influence: Twenty Tales of Psychedelic Noir and other assorted writings

Under the Influence: Twenty Tales of Psychedelic Noir and other assorted writings

Buying cannabis from a revolutionary poet in Guatemala. A visit by a midnight gunman in New Orleans. Three travelers left disabled and tripping at night in the crack ghettos of St Louis. A chance encounter with a Hell's Angel in Copenhagen. Being forced to sell hashish on the streets of Paris. An ancient Rastafarian's feud in Belize. Falling into the hands of the drug police in Colombia. A confrontation with the doormen at an Acid Test. A mushroom trip gone badly wrong in Thailand. 'Under The Influence', the long-rumored collection of short-fiction by contemporary psychedelic culture's bravest and most original writer, James Oroc, mines the underground of Argotia–the unvarnished world of pimps, pushers, drug-smugglers and users–with twenty dark and often hilarious tales (and a dozen poems) of Psychedelic Noir.
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