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The Animal Factory A Novel

Edward Bunker

Minotaur Books

0312267118

9780312267117

Trade Paperback

208 Pages

$16.99

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The Animal Factory probes deep into San Quentin, a world of violence and paranoia, where territory and status are ever-changing and possibly fatal commodities. Ron Decker is a newbie, a drug dealer whose shot at a short two-year stint in the can is threatened from inside and outside. He's got to keep a spotless record or it's ten-to-life. But at San Quentin, no man can steer clear of the Brotherhoods, the race wars, the relentlessness. It soon becomes clear that some inmates are more equal than others. Earl Copen is one of them, an old-timer who has learned not just to survive but to thrive behind bars. Not much can surprise him, but the bond he forms with Ron startles them both—and Bunker's book reveals the true education of a felon.

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"Edward Bunker is among the tiny band of American prisoner-writers whose work possesses integrity, craftsmanship, and moral passion . . . An artist with a unique and compelling voice."—William Styron

"Edward Bunker writes about the netherworld of society's outcasts with a passion and insight that comes from having lived life close to the bone."—The Los Angeles Times

"Mr. Bunker has written a raw, unromantic, naturalistic crime drama more lurid than anything the noiresque Chandlers or Hammetts ever dreamed up."—The New York Times on Dog Eat Dog

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Edward Bunker is the author of the acclaimed crime novels No Beast So Fierce, Dog Eat Dog, and Little Boy Blue. His long-awaited memoir, Education of a Felon, was published by St. Martin's in March. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and child.
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Edward Bunker

  • Edward Bunker is the author of the acclaimed crime novels No Beast So Fierce, Dog Eat Dog, and Little Boy Blue. His long-awaited memoir, Education of a Felon, was published by St. Martin's in March of 2001. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and child.
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