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Harper Collins, Mar 13, 2007 - Fiction - 422 pages
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Ivy Seidel dreams of becoming a writer, a great American novelist. But running low on money and concerned that her writing might lack a depth and darkness, she takes a job teaching creative writing -- at a maximum-security prison. It is a world she has never experienced before, one ruled by enigmatic codes of honor, ceaseless aggression and absolutely savage violence.

But one of the prisoners there is unlike any of the others, and unlike any man she has ever met before. Vance Harrow is unique. He is soft-spoken, charismatic and brilliantly talented. Two things trouble Ivy deeply. First, she suspects that Harrow shouldn't be in prison at all. He possesses an intellect that separates him from the other inmates and a selflessness that might just get him killed. Second, he has at the same time deep reservoirs of rage and brutality that seem perfectly in line with the other prisoners -- a dichotomy Ivy finds difficult to reconcile.

Trying to understand the complex picture, perhaps even get some recognition for a writer as gifted as Harrow seems to be, Ivy begins to ask questions. How did such a man end up in prison in the first place? Is he truly guilty? If not, who could have been responsible for putting him there, and why hasn't he tried harder to free himself? But the more questions Ivy asks to free a man she believes to be innocent, the more attention she draws to herself. Soon other people begin to ask questions -- about Ivy Seidel.

In the span of just a few days, Ivy's life will be completely turned upside down. What begins as an inquiry into one man's innocence may explode into a love affair, and what begins as an obsession to save one man's life might just end up costing Ivy her own.

 

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Ivy Seidel earned an MFA from Brown, but her writing style lacks a certain hardness, which results in two abandoned novels and a drawerful of rejection letters. In an attempt to add punch to her ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
23
Section 4
35
Section 5
47
Section 6
63
Section 7
77
Section 8
91
Section 18
217
Section 19
231
Section 20
243
Section 21
257
Section 22
269
Section 23
279
Section 24
293
Section 25
311

Section 9
103
Section 10
117
Section 11
129
Section 12
141
Section 13
153
Section 14
165
Section 15
177
Section 16
189
Section 17
205
Section 26
323
Section 27
337
Section 28
353
Section 29
367
Section 30
383
Section 31
395
Section 32
409
Section 33
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About the author (2007)

Peter Abrahams is the New York Times bestselling author of twenty-five books, including the Edgar Award-winning Reality Check, Bullet Point, and the Echo Falls series for middle graders. Writing as Spencer Quinn, he is also the author of the Chet and Bernie series—Dog on It, Thereby Hangs a Tail, and To Fetch a Thief. He and his wife live in Massachusetts with their dog, Audrey.

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