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A prisoner becomes increasingly tormented in his cell, resorting to sickening and disturbing fantasies of revenge. This is a book filled with hate and violence, including sexual violence, but one that also poses questions about justice and the absence of compassion in our society.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   depressed Time/era of story    -   1960's-1970's Internal struggle/realization?    -   Yes Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Profession/status:    -   accused criminal Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)

Setting

How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () United States    -   Yes City?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   prison

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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