A grip of time, when prison is your life, Lauren Kessler
The work A grip of time, when prison is your life, Lauren Kessler represents a distinct intellectual or artistic creation found in Manchester-by-the-Sea Public Library.

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  • A grip of time, when prison is your life, Lauren Kessler
Main title
  • A grip of time
Sub title
  • when prison is your life
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  • Lauren Kessler
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  • eng
Summary
  • A Grip of Time (prison slang for a very long sentence behind bars) takes readers into a world most know little about--a maximum-security prison--and into the minds and hearts of the men who live there. These men, who are serving out life sentences for aggravated murder, join a fledgling Lifers' Writing Group started by award-winning author Lauren Kessler. Over the course of three years, meeting twice a month, the men reveal more and more about themselves, their pasts, and the alternating drama and tedium of their incarcerated lives. As they struggle with the weight of their guilt and wonder if they should hope for a future outside prison walls, Kessler struggles with the fiercely competing ideas of rehabilitation and punishment, forgiveness and blame that are at the heart of the American penal system. Gripping, intense, and heartfelt, A Grip of Time: When Prison Is Your Life shows what a lifetime with no hope of release looks like up-close
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  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-203)
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  • contains biographical information
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  • no index present
Literary form
  • non fiction
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  • bibliography
OCLC Number
  • 1037806554
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