The Convict Lover

0.0 0 5 Schrijver: Merilyn Simonds
Binnenkort als e-book 2018-03-13.
A new edition of the beloved and bestselling classic work of creative nonfiction. It is 1919. Joseph Cleroux, a handsome young man who escaped the Great War and the flu epidemic, is incarcerated in Kingston Penitentiary, determined that jail will not break him. Phyllis Halliday is a 17-year-old schoolgirl who finds his letter in the quarry where he is doing hard time. As Peggy and Dady-Long-Legs, they exchange a clandestine correspondence that frees them both from the confines of their lives, although the risk entailed increases as Joseph asks more and more of Phyllis and conditions inside Canadas most notorious prison deteriorate. Based on letters the author found in the attic of her home, The Convict Lover is a blend of historical detective work and imaginative recreation a haunting, unforgettable journey through the world of Canadas first and oldest penitentiary and portrait of the people who lived in its shadow, both inside and outside its walls. Played out against the backdrop of a war-scarred society, a vicious battle for penitentiary reform, and the first riot in Canadas prison history, The Convict Lover is a story of human resilience and desire. This edition includes a new introduction and epilogue.
Taal: Engels Categorie: Biografieën

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Uitgeverij: ECW Press

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