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The Animal Factory goes 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; it's a true education of a felon.

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.

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 bothand Bunker's book reveals the true education of a felon.

"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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The Animal Factory goes 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; it's a true education of a felon.

Synopsis:

This reissue of the classic crime novel comes just in time for its major motion picture release. The film, directed by actor Steve Buscemi and starring Willem Dafoe, features Bunker in a role.

About the Author

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780312267117
Author:
Bunker, Edward
Publisher:
Minotaur Books
Author:
Ward
Author:
Bunker, Ed
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
California
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Prisoners
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Prisoners -- California.
Subject:
California State Prison at San Quentin
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
noir
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series Volume:
1SP
Publication Date:
20000931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.5 x 5.5 x 0.48 in

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The Animal Factory goes 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; it's a true education of a felon.

"Synopsis" by , This reissue of the classic crime novel comes just in time for its major motion picture release. The film, directed by actor Steve Buscemi and starring Willem Dafoe, features Bunker in a role.
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