Seven Long Times

Seven Long Times

by Piri Thomas
     
 

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Seven Long Times is the prison memoir of one of America's greatest, most passionate chroniclers of life in dehumanizing prisons and on mean city streets. Wounded and arrested while committing an armed robbery, Thomas begins his long seven years of incarceration first in the prison ward at Bellevue and then in Sing Sing and Great Meadows (Comstock). Thomas' great heart…  See more details below

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Seven Long Times is the prison memoir of one of America's greatest, most passionate chroniclers of life in dehumanizing prisons and on mean city streets. Wounded and arrested while committing an armed robbery, Thomas begins his long seven years of incarceration first in the prison ward at Bellevue and then in Sing Sing and Great Meadows (Comstock). Thomas' great heart and tough street philosophy face off lyrically with the brutality of guards, the sterility of steel and cement, the perversity fostered on both sides of the bars by incarceration. Seven Long Times is the critically-acclaimed sequel to Thomas' classic of urban and prison literature, Down These Mean Streets.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This gritty prison memoir is the sequel to Thomas's Down These Mean Streets. (Sept.)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558851054
Publisher:
Arte Publico Press
Publication date:
01/28/1994
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.45(h) x 0.59(d)

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