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Ron Decker is a handsome, intelligent young man sentenced to a    two-year stretch in San Quentin for drug possesion and distribution. His clean cut looks attract the attention of sexual predators; he's revulsed at the depravity inside the walls of the prison; he's    ill-equipped to deal with the bubbling racial hatred and the violence that can come from any direction.
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Enter Earl Copen, a hardened prison veteran who's learned to thrive behind bars. A chance meeting with Ron Decker finds him impressed with the young man's keen mind. He teaches Ron the secrets to surviving in prison, and the bond they form surprises them both; their shared love for literature, art and philosophy allows them to escape the confines of the prison yard in their long talks.

But when a random confrontation with a perverted inmate puts Ron Decker's chance for parole in danger--and by extension Earl's own plans for the outside--they must take a risk that could have serious consequences for both of them.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Crime & Police story    -   Yes Story of    -   life in prison Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   4 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

What kind of sex:    -   touching of anatomy Lot of foul language?    -   Yes

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