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Free download ↠ On the Yard ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Û A major American novel and arguably the finest work of literature ever to emerge from a US prison On the Yard is a book of penetrating psychological realism in which Malcolm Braly paints an unforgettable picture of the complex and frightening world of the pD desperate for some kind of redemption At once brutal and tender clear eyed and rueful On the Yard presents the penitentiary not as an exotic location an exception to everyday reality but as an ordinary place one every reader will recognize American to the co. A landmark novel In the archives of prison literature there are notable figures but Braly here tells a narrative so full of gritty detail and humanity I overlooked the fictional framework If the story itself didn't seem all that original it's because the characters were so much bigger on their own paths Their intersections mattered less Also as much as I enjoy Eddie Bunker Braly avoids the braggadocio and the macho conuests Though characters are weaker or tougher than others depending on circumstances everybody is eually unfortunate; some better or less adapted to their prison hell Incredible dialogue is reminiscent of the best of George V Higgins San uentin and its inner workings especially the black market and convicts' subversive activities are endlessly fascinating

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Tentiary At its center are the violently intertwined stories of Chilly Willy in trouble with the law from his earliest years and now the head of the prison's flourishing black market in drugs and sex and of Paul wracked with guilt for the murder of his wife an. On the Yard like a boxer who finds his rhythm in the later rounds starts off on shaky footing but really comes through in the end In his introduction to Braly's novel Jonathan Lethem compares the narrative's shifting point of view to both an audition process and to the hesitation cuts of a suicide Fortunately this process isn't indefinite and the work isn't killed by its early attempts Grimy realism mixes with hopeless dreams behind the walls None of it feels contrived and while a couple aspects seem outrageous they don't undermine the story's impact This ain't no Shawshank Redemption so if you're looking for a triumph of the spirit move on On the Yard is a novel about people imprisoned by than just bars and bricks; they are trapped by love duty rage addiction and madness They are serving life sentences as human beings That than anything is the Big Bitch no one gets out alive

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On the YardA major American novel and arguably the finest work of literature ever to emerge from a US prison On the Yard is a book of penetrating psychological realism in which Malcolm Braly paints an unforgettable picture of the complex and frightening world of the peni. Easily the best novel I've read in a long time and probably one of the best American novels I've ever read Hyperbole rightBraly spent most of his adult life in prison and wrote several novels while he was still in and worked on On the Yard after his release It's so great it's hard to know where to begin Multiple character arcs spiral around the black vortices of Chilly Willy yard king the BarksdaleKingpin of San uentin who controls the trade in drugs and cigarettes; Juleson mild mannered suburban guy who murdered his wife They lock horns Nothing happens the way you expect itAt turns hilarious harrowing and infuriating don't get enad with anyone it's hard to overstate the importance of this book whether as a microcosm of American writ whole or a Wire like exploration of the worst and best in human nature Dostoevsky would've been proud