WorldCat Identities

Goines, Donald 1937-1974

Overview
Works: 39 works in 417 publications in 5 languages and 11,067 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Urban fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Biography  Action and adventure fiction  Drama  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comic books, strips, etc  Graphic novels  Gangster films 
Roles: Author, Bibliographic antecedent, Creator
Classifications: PS3557.O3255, 813.54
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Donald Goines
Daddy Cool by Donald Goines( Book )

30 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goines, a career criminal and addict who took up writing during one of his seven prison sentences, has never been more hard-boiled that he is in this almost Shakespearean revenge fantasy about a hit man whose icy heart melts when his beloved daughter is lured astray by a smooth-talking pimp
Dopefiend by Donald Goines( Book )

29 editions published between 1971 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For twenty-three years of his life Donald Goines lived in the dark, despair-ridden world of the junkie. It started while he was doing military service in Korea and ended with his murder at the age of thirty nine. He had worked up to a hundred dollars a day habit and out of the agonizing hell came Dopefiend! It is the shocking nightmare story of a black heroin addict. Trapped in the festering sore of a major American ghetto, a young man and his girlfriend- both handsome, talented, and full of promise- are inexorably pulled into death of the hardcore junkie!
Black girl lost by Donald Goines( Book )

19 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in English and held by 696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teenagers Sandra and Chink fall in love after they start selling drugs in inner-city Los Angeles, but when he goes to jail and Sandra is later raped, Chink escapes to seek revenge against the men responsible
Black gangster by Donald Goines( Book )

29 editions published between 1972 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story of black organized crime follows Prince from his beginning as a teenage ganglord to his position as head of Detroit's powerful mob
Crime partners by Donald Goines( Book )

21 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy and Jackie, two small-time criminals, gain greater recognition after teaming up with crime boss Kenyatta to handle high profile hits for him, but their success attracts the attention of local cops and rivals
Street players by Donald Goines( Book )

22 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clawing his way to the top, pimp Earl the Black Pearl believes he is untouchable, but when someone put a hit on his friends, he has to fight back to save his own life
White man's justice, black man's grief by Donald Goines( Book )

20 editions published between 1973 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Goines' classic novel of prison life, it has been called "one of the most revealing books ever written about prison life and the bigotry built into our system."
Cry revenge! by Donald Goines( Book )

17 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When one of their brothers is brutally murdered because of Curtis' dealings with a herion pusher, the Mexicans cry revenge on Curtis by crippling his brother from being a basketball player
Never die alone by Donald Goines( Book )

26 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King David would do whatever it took to make it big--only to find others had not forgotten, had no intention of forgiving him
Kenyatta's escape by Donald Goines( Book )

20 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 511 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenyatta and his army escape from an impeding ambush on his farm by hijacking a plane they believe will take them to Africa, but the plan must suddenly change when the pilots' attempt to save the plane fails
Kenyatta's last hit by Donald Goines( Book )

16 editions published between 1975 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kenyatta and his army work to rid their community of drug traffic
Death list by Donald Goines( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Continues the story of crime in the black ghetto begun in Crime partners. Kenyatta and his army of brothers take on a deadly ghetto chieftain
Eldorado red by Donald Goines( Book )

18 editions published between 1974 and 2014 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Tragic revenge is the theme when a crime kingpin is betrayed by his own son."--Cover
Whoreson : the story of a ghetto pimp by Donald Goines( Book )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 462 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whoreson Jones, the novel's hero, is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. By the age of sixteen, he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless
Swamp man by Donald Goines( Book )

12 editions published between 1974 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George sets out to get revenge and justice in the swamps of Mississippi against local boys who raped his little sister Henrietta
Inner city hoodlum by Donald Goines( Book )

15 editions published between 1975 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three black teenagers who, forced to steal to support their families, take vengeance on underworld king Elliot Davis when he recruits the sister of one of the teenagers and later ODs her
Never die alone by Ernest R Dickerson( Visual )

9 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

King David is a cunning and charismatic leader of the streets who returns to his home turf in Los Angeles after a 10 year absence seeking redemption, but finds only brutal retribution. An aspiring reporter becomes seduced by the culture of drugs and violence that he is supposed to be reporting about. Together, the two become mixed up with ruthless gangsters and a cold-blooded killer seeking revenge
Whoreson by Donald Goines( Book )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Whoreson Jones, the novel's hero, is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. By the age of sixteen, he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless
Black girl lost by Donald Goines( )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sandra took to the streets when she was eight years old and tried to fight off the hunger pangs by shoplifting and moving into the profits of drug pushing. Then she met Chink, and with him she discovered love and affection ... as well as rape and murder
Whoreson : the story of a ghetto pimp by Donald Goines( )

13 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From one of the most revolutionary writers of the twentieth century comes the uncensored and gritty novel that inspired today's street lit and hip-hop culture. After my ninth birthday, I began to really understand the meaning of my name. I began to understand just what my mother was doing for a living. There was nothing I could do about it, but even had I been able to, I wouldn't have changed it. Whoreson Jones is the son of a beautiful black prostitute and an unknown white john. As a child, he's looked after by his neighborhood's imposing matriarch, Big Mama, while his mother works. At age twelve, his street education begins when a man named Fast Black schools him in trickology. By thirteen, Whoreson's a cardsharp. By sixteen, his childhood abruptly ends, and he is a full-fledged pimp, cold-blooded and ruthless, battling to understand and live up to his mother's words: 'First be a man, then be a pimp.'
 
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Alternative Names

controlled identityClark, Al C., 1937-1974

Clark, Al C.

Clark Al C. 1937-1974

Donald Goines Amerikaans schrijver (1936-1974)

Donald Goines amerikansk författare

Donald Goines amerikansk skribent

Donald Goines Amerykański pisarz

Donald Goines écrivain américain

Donald Goines escritor estadounidense

Donald Goines scrittore statunitense

Дональд Гоинс

도널드 고인즈

ゴインズ, ドナルド

ドナルド・ゴインズ

唐納德·高因茲

Languages
English (351)

French (19)

German (5)

Japanese (2)

Italian (1)

Covers
DopefiendBlack girl lostBlack gangsterCrime partnersStreet playersWhite man's justice, black man's griefCry revenge!Never die alone