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Streetwise: Stories from an Irish Prison
Every day the population of Ireland wakes up to reports of another horror case of crime. The streets have become unsafe to walk upon and yet nothing seems to be done about it. Streetwise reveals what is really happening on the streets. The stories contained here are told by prisoners—those who have been involved in crime and are now paying their debt to society, allowing t ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published August 1st 2004 by Mainstream Publishing
(first published 2004)
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Jul 31, 2016 JAC rated it really liked it
A fantastic achievement. Author Neville Thompson taught a creative writing class at Midlands Prison in the early 2000s and this is the result; eleven stories, which are 'faction', according to the introduction, and one play, which was performed on the four wings of the prison, a collaboration by the prisoners behind these stories. All the proceeds from the book went to children's hospitals across Ireland. These tales catalogue the misadventures which led the men down the paths that they were on ...more
Neville Thompson is the author of five novels and the editor of two collections of short stories written by Irish prisoners, collected when he was a part-time prison teacher at Midlands Prison and Portlaoise Prison.More about Neville Thompson...