Fresh Pack of Smokes







Fresh Pack of Smokes


By Cassandra Blanchard


NOT YET PUBLISHED
0-88971-352-9
978-0-88971-352-9
Nightwood Editions
5.5 x 8 - 96 pages
Paperback - $18.95
April 2019



“This night in Oppenheimer Park Dan asked me to shit-kick this chick in the face as she owed money and I said no because I didn’t know who she was and I wasn’t about to play with fire so he sat on the bench then stood up and did a flying kick twice to her chin and she convulsed and passed out he said he didn’t want to spill blood because she had HIV…”


—“Tales”


Dissecting herself and the life she once knew living a transient life that included time spent in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside as a bonafide drug addict, Blanchard writes plainly about violence, drug use and sex work in Fresh Pack of Smokes, offering insight into an often overlooked or misunderstood world.