This anthology is a collection of heart-wrenching firsthand accounts of prisoners in their first, second, and third decades of incarceration. More
This anthology is a collection of heart-wrenching firsthand accounts of prisoners who ache for redemption. Inmates in their first, second, and third decades of incarceration wrench out awakenings of tragedy and remorse in these narratives. Focusing on events leading up and since incarceration, this compilation of nonfiction essays is a biting commentary on loss and revival that takes place every day inside penitentiaries throughout the U.S.
Essays are written by inmates who have become self-reflective in the solitude and solidity of their incarceration. Included are twenty-three prisoners whose lucid and insightful narratives are intoxicating, shocking, and disturbing. Some are gloomy, some are witty, and others are wearily disheartening. Nonetheless, all are naked portrayals of the writer who understands himself or herself within and in spite of the revulsion of prison.
Guaranteed to make you laugh and cry, This Side of My Struggle is a 360 degree exploration inside the thoughts, emotions, and graphic experiences of people condemned to live and die inside America's harshest environments.