Dopesick

Dopesick

by

Beth Macy

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Andrew Bassford is the man who prosecutes the case of Ashlyn Keikilani Kessler. He has a noteworthy love of former president James Garfield and wears cowboy boots to make himself look like a TV cop. Despite his dedication to prosecuting drug cases, he remains cynical, likening his work to “Whack-A-Mole”: new dealers just keep popping up.
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Andrew Bassford Character Timeline in Dopesick

The timeline below shows where the character Andrew Bassford appears in Dopesick. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 9
Race, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice Theme Icon
Andrew Bassford is the man in charge of prosecuting Ashlyn’s case. He keeps a portrait of James... (full context)
Race, Healthcare, and Criminal Justice Theme Icon
Fighting the Medical Establishment Theme Icon
Bassford despairs that the current law enforcement system for dealing with heroin isn’t very effective. Because... (full context)
Chapter 12
Cycles of History Theme Icon
Fighting the Medical Establishment Theme Icon
The prosecutor Bassford has his own conspiracy theory: that rehab is “a lie.” In fact, a New York... (full context)