by Clarence Brown
NEEDS portrays Baltimore’s drug world as only a recovering addict can show it—from the alleys to the precincts, the neighborhoods to the ‘hoods, the dives to the churches—shown through the eyes of a pair of police detectives who also are a romantic couple (and one of the pair is a heroin addict), the dealers, the down and out, the down but rising. You’ll hear their street voices and their inner voices, and you’ll know more about their world than you ever thought you could. You may also know more about your own.
Published January 6, 2012