A visionary book in the repertoire of prison literature. When Normal Mailer was writing The Executioner’s Song, he received a letter from Jack Henry Abbott, a convict, in which Abbott offered to educate him in the realities of life in a maximum security prison. This book organizes Abbott’s by now classic letters to Mailer, which evoke his infernal vision of the prison nightmare.
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About Jack Henry Abbott
Born in Michigan in 1944, Jack Henry Abbott spent most of his childhood in foster care and his teen years in various detention centers. While serving a long sentence for killing a fellow inmate, he wrote to Norman Mailer and… More about Jack Henry Abbott
Published by Vintage Jan 02, 1991| 192 Pages| 5-3/16 x 8| ISBN 9780679732372