Upon this Chessboard of Nights and Days: Voices from Texas Death Row
by Dana Allen
In this unique book, prisoners on Texas Death Row share their feelings, hopes, fears, and memories with the reader through a series of nonfiction pieces and original art. Excerpts: "But the thing is, I don't want to getout of prison. This lifeis all I've known for thirty years."--Perry Austin "Death Row has one of the best collections of black widows I've ever seen."--L...more
Paperback, 200 pages
Published September 28th 2009 by Texas Review Press
(first published 2009)
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I've been writing to a man on Texas death row for over a year. I actually write to two men on Texas death row now. I was very interested to read this book to get a feeling for who more of the men on death row are. Some of the essays were very insightful and informative. Others rambled and didn't hold my attention. One thing is for sure, the sorrow that permeates every prison I've been in is even deeper and stronger among these men.