This book is about the four New-Yorkers who lost
the line between their dreams of ideal life and the real world. Heroin becomes
Sara Goldfarb is a widow. Now all she dreams about is being on
the TV game-show. She starts taking weight-loss pills in order to fit into her
favourite red dress.
Her son, Harry, his friend Tyrone and girlfriend Marion
sell drugs and dream of escaping. Life seems like a fairy tale to them, but
none of the four realizes that they have become addicted to this fairy tale.
Addiction is the protagonist of the novel;
Requiem for a Dream is a book about those who
lost themselves to their illusions.