Synopsis by Clarke Fountain
In this tightly crafted and detailed prison drama, set in the late 1920s, a murderer is placed in the same cell-block as three communists and, through his contact with the three men, comes to a heightened political awareness and an awareness of the human potential for bravery. He was put there as a spy for the authorities, and even though his cell-mates know that, they receive him with kindness. When conditions in the prison go from bad to worse, he discovers the power of their commitment to their cause.
atrocity, Communism, killing, prison