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A major American novel, and arguably the finest work of literature ever to emerge from a US prison, On the Yard is a book of...

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Details of On the Yard

Exact title of the book
On the Yard
Book author
Malcolm Braly
Book edition
Paperback
Number of pages
368 pages
Language
English
Published
January 31st 2002 by NYRB Classics
File size (in PDF)
1472 kB
On the Yard

Some brief overview of book

A major American novel, and arguably the finest work of literature ever to emerge from a US prison, On the Yard is a book of penetrating psychological realism in which Malcolm Braly paints an unforgettable picture of the complex and frightening world of the penitentiary. At its center are the violently intertwined stories of Chilly Willy, in trouble with the law from his earliest years and now the head of the prison's flourishing black market in drugs and sex, and of Paul, wracked with guilt for the murder of his wife and desperate for some kind of redemption. At once brutal and tender, clear-eyed and rueful, On the Yard presents the penitentiary not as an exotic location, an exception to everyday reality, but as an ordinary place, one every reader will recognize, American to the core.