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“A trio of faltering young women, each still tethered to the local prison, an inmate rapidly approaching his end—all live inside these pages with haunting, visceral persuasiveness. Dreamlike and startling, You Are Free to Go is poised between the imagined ether and bloody reality, but Sarah Yaw never flinches.”
—Michelle Wildgen, author of Bread and Butter and You're Not You

“Sarah Yaw's You Are Free to Go presents a large-scale tragedy of the highest order. Its brutal, authentic account of despairing men in prison is haunting on every page. It is terrifying and heartbreaking in its multiple portrayals of the hungering for freedom experienced by family members on the outside. As you read this remarkable novel you will feel you have actually touched the characters' most unrelenting, life-stealing fears—and you will understand the survival of hope occurring when their love endures despite their fears.”
—Kevin McIlvoy, author of Hyssop

About the Author

Sarah Yaw’s novel You Are Free To Go was selected by Robin Black as the winner of the 2013 Engine Books Novel Prize. Sarah received an MFA in fiction from Sarah Lawrence College, and is an assistant professor at Cayuga Community College. She lives and writes in Central New York.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Engine Books (September 16, 2014)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1938126211
  • ISBN-13: 978-1938126215
  • Product Dimensions: 0.5 x 5.2 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,109,080 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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I read this book while on vacation, and felt like the characters and story became a part of my trip. I was consumed by the story of prison life, told in a way I have never experienced before. It reads effortlessly, yet is dense. It is heavy subject matter, but is uplifting and beautiful. Perhaps that is part of the point - that life inside or outside prison is inescapably all of these things, and we all experience of the complexities of life together. In a world where too much of what we know about prison is learned through exploitative and violent television shows, this book paints a far more detailed picture, where prisoners, guards, and all the people in their lives are all effected by the prison in anything from subtle to overwhelming ways. Great book, will be reading it again someday I'm sure.
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I adore this book. The voice grabs you and pulls you through the walls of the prison, and outside, showing how we are all connected, like it or not, and also that we all are imprisoned, in one way or another. Sarah Yaw has done something delicate and powerful with You Are Free to Go.
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Sarah Yaw has woven together stories that speak to disparate and yet connected lives. Her attention to detail with commitment to each characters depth drive this novel. A fantastic work of contemporary literature!
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An inmate's death reverberates inside and outside of prison walls. This novel reminds us how interconnected we are despite very real walls and separations. The characters here orbit each other in surprising and heartbreaking ways.
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Enjoying the book. The characters all have interesting stories that keep you reading because you want to find out: 'what's going to happen to Gina?'
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