Sentenced to life in Pittsburgh's notorious and brutal Riverview Penitentiary, young Olive Priddy needs something to give him hope. College offers his mind a freedom denied his body. he embarks on an Ivy League career which will transform his life in ways he has never dreamed. He encounters corruption, violence, love, intellectual enlightenment and finds out who he truly is.This is a tale not only of susrvival within one of the most repressive institutions imaginable, but also of perseverance, redemption and hope.
KIRKUS REVIEWS EXCERPT:
"A searingly honest novel of determnation and redemption that's alos an emotionally rewarding reading experience."