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The Prisoner's Son: Homage to Anthony Burgess Hardcover – October 1, 1995

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 194 pages
  • Publisher: Black Heron Press (October 1, 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0930773365
  • ISBN-13: 978-0930773366
  • Product Dimensions: 8.8 x 5.7 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #10,131,255 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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...A taut, muscled novel which exposes, painfully and by degrees, the process of moral corruption - in bureaucratic organizations and individuals... -- Dr. Sue Ann Johnston, Western Washington University

Gold...has a grip on many of the predicaments, characters and tendencies which contemporary fiction is concerned with. -- The Small Press Book Review

It is as if Kafka and Orwell have conspired to present us with a cautionary tale of an American future... -- David Willson, author, REMF Diary

About the Author

Jerome Gold is the author of thirteen books, including the fiction collection, The Moral Life of Soldiers, and Paranoia & Heartbreak, a memoir of the years he spent as a rehabilitation counselor in a prison for children. He lives in Seattle, Washington. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 23, 2000
Format: Paperback
The imagery almost seems true to life except that the actual decay of civilization as depicted in this book hasn't actually occurred (yet). The story is unsettling, so much that the reader can't avoid feeling as though he could be one of the characters...or perhaps wish he was. Who wouldn't want to live in a world of complete chaos where the government is so corrupt that the average citizen gets away with whatever crime or decrepit act he wants as long as the authorities don't care (what authorities)? Overall, a very realistic story, and well written. Thank you for your honesty Mr. Gold!
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