Corrections in Ink: Dispatches from an American Prison
'A groundbreaking debut from an extraordinary writer ... a testament to where a woman can go after rock-bottom'
PIPER KERMAN, New York Times bestselling author of ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK
Keri Blakinger's brave, brutal memoir, Corrections in Ink, is a riveting story about suffering, recovery and redemption'
DAVID SHEFF, NEW YORK TIMES
'A raw, fast-paced portrait of one woman's descent into a mental abyss'
Keri Blakinger had always lived at full throttle. Whether flying through the air, chasing Olympic dreams on the ice rink; surviving on as few calories as she could; or balancing a heroin addiction with pursuing a degree at an Ivy League university. But on a cold December day, Keri is arrested with a Tupperware container full of heroin. Shortly afterwards, she is convicted and sent to prison.
Forced to confront her addiction, Keri finally manages to break free of it, and finds herself in a place unlike anything she has experienced before: a world built on senseless brutality, but whose inhabitants, her fellow inmates, will change her life forever.
Written in luminous prose, with searing honesty and flashes of dark humour, Corrections in Ink shines a light on a broken prison system, and the cruelty and kindness Blakinger experienced there. It is a radical call for justice, and a testament to the power of finding one's voice.
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