9780820343488

Exit, Civilian

  • ISBN 13:

    9780820343488

  • ISBN 10:

    082034348X

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 04/15/2012
  • Publisher: Univ of Georgia Pr

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Summary

In her second collection, Idra Novey steps in and out of jails, courthouses, and caves to explore what confinement means in the twenty-first century. From the beeping doors of a prison in New York to cellos playing in a former jail in Chile, she looks at prisons that have opened, closed, and transformed to examine how the stigma of incarceration has altered American families, including her own. Novey writes of the expanding prison complex that was once a field and imagines what's next for the civilians who enter and exit it each day.

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