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A tough as nails underground classic, this prison novel is narrated by Morgan—a 26-year-old woman convicted of breaking and entering—who works in the prison’s law library, offering shoddy legal counsel to other inmates. Morgan however, has plenty of enemies, like Johnson, the lesbian-hating warden; Alex, a lawyer who doesn't appreciate the jail’s free legal advice; China, a Latina convicted of conspiracy to commit murder; and Rosalie and Birdeye, serious rustlers whose loyalty lasts about as long as their ...

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Overview

A tough as nails underground classic, this prison novel is narrated by Morgan—a 26-year-old woman convicted of breaking and entering—who works in the prison’s law library, offering shoddy legal counsel to other inmates. Morgan however, has plenty of enemies, like Johnson, the lesbian-hating warden; Alex, a lawyer who doesn't appreciate the jail’s free legal advice; China, a Latina convicted of conspiracy to commit murder; and Rosalie and Birdeye, serious rustlers whose loyalty lasts about as long as their cigarettes hold out. Gritty and filled with a wide spectrum of vivid characters, this novel is a riveting account of life inside a female prison.

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Editorial Reviews

Pink Paper (UK)

This slim, well-presented reprint is likely to appeal to tough-girls and prison guards everywhere.

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This offbeat first novel is more slice-of-life than mystery. Nonetheless, it tells a gripping story concerning a group of women in a California prison: their crimes, their relationships, their hopes and dreams. Morgan, the narrator, spends her time in the law library, dispensing legal counsel and brewing moonshine. To pass the endless days, she decides, along with Alexander, a young lawyer who teaches at the prison, to untangle the mystery behind the death of a fellow inmate's husband. China, an illegal Mexican immigrant, has been convicted of conspiracy to murder her spouse, but she vehemently declares her innocence, while scheming with her brother-in-law to get their hands on her late husband's money. As the mystery deepens and prison conditions deteriorate, the truth is revealed to Morgan in a surprising twist. Though the prose is somewhat overblown. Soracco's story is intriguing. May
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781604862263
  • Publisher: PM Press
  • Publication date: 5/1/2010
  • Series: Green Arcade
  • Edition description: Second edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Sin Soracco is the author of Edge City. She lives in the Mission District of San Francisco and on the Lower Russian River in Sonoma County, California.

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