The Last Pentacle of the Sun: Writings in Support of the West Memphis Three
M. W. Anderson, Brett Alexander Savory
Arsenal Pulp Press, 2004 - Fiction - 202 pages
On May 5, 1993, in West Memphis, Arkansas, three eight-year-old boys were brutally murdered. They were found bound ankle to wrist with their own shoelaces, severely beaten, and dumped in a nearby stream.
A month later, detectives finally made three arrests: Damien Echols, Jason Baldwin, and Jessie Misskelley Jr-teenagers who just didn't fit in: they wore black, listened to heavy metal, and read horror novels. Despite the lack of evidence, the three young misfits were convicted. Jason Baldwin and Jessie Misskelley Jr are in prison for life, while Damien Echols, considered the "ringleader," is on death row, awaiting lethal injection.
The Last Pentacle of the Sun is the first collection of writings in support of the these boys known as the West Memphis Three. Collected in the book are dark fiction by some of the world's best, case-related essays by observers and participants, including lyrics by Metallica, and illustrations by Clive Barker.
The Last Pentacle of the Sun is a fundraiser for the Damien Echols Defense Fund. All material has been donated, and all proceeds will go towards legal efforts to ensure that this miscarriage of justice is reconciled.
Illustrations by Clive Barker and photographs by Grove Pashley
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