"The powerful story of two young addicts in love". 1967. The 1971 20th Century Fox movie with Al Pacino and Kitty Winn is based on this novel. "He is a tough New York street kid..a heroin addict. She is a nice middle-class kid from the Midwest, whos come to New York looking for freedom and ended up in the grimmest trap. She is a heroin addict"