The Jacket [NOOK Book]

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A fantastical story of endurance, defiance and hope—also known by the title The Star Rover

Darrell Standing is serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Brutalized and straitjacketed, he is left in the dark in solitary confinement for prolonged periods of time. In despair and on the verge of giving up on life, he stumbles upon an incredible way of coping with the torture—by forcing himself into a trance and learning astral projection. Darrell relates his...

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The Jacket

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Overview


A fantastical story of endurance, defiance and hope—also known by the title The Star Rover

Darrell Standing is serving life imprisonment in San Quentin State Prison for murder. Brutalized and straitjacketed, he is left in the dark in solitary confinement for prolonged periods of time. In despair and on the verge of giving up on life, he stumbles upon an incredible way of coping with the torture—by forcing himself into a trance and learning astral projection. Darrell relates his experiences of these trances, that allow him to experience past lives and different worlds, as wanderings through the stars. In his imagination, he drives horse-drawn wagons through crimson dust with Mormons in the mid-west, is the sole survivor of a shipwreck in Polynesia in the 16th century, and a becomes bloodthirsty Danish mercenary who meets Pilate in Jerusalem at the time of Christ. Framing the wild tales of his experiences in the trances are Darrell’s profound and moving memoirs as he serves his sentence, goes through five years in solitary confinement, and ends up a broken man. Gripping at its core, this book thus also offers a fresh perspective on the criminal justice system, and punishment versus rehabilitation.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781781668597
  • Publisher: Andrews UK
  • Publication date: 6/20/2012
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 463 KB

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American novelist Jack London (1876–1916) is today best remembered for The Call of the Wild, White Fang, and his numerous other tales of travel and adventure. The Jacket was made into a movie in 2005, starring Adrien Brody, Keira Knightley, and Daniel Craig.
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    RJ(cheif) to all!!!

    Put ur name and discription to be a. Nook police then come see me at nxt res to sign some papers;)

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