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A child out of Alcatraz

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Published by Faber and Faber in Boston .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Alcatraz Island (Calif.),
  • California
    • Subjects:
    • Prisons -- California -- Officials and employees -- Fiction.,
    • Alcatraz Island (Calif.) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Tara Ison.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPS3559.S66 C48 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination266 p. ;
      Number of Pages266
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1003739M
      ISBN 100571199100
      LC Control Number96043420
      OCLC/WorldCa35574632


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It was also really interesting how many tidbits of history were A child out of Alcatraz book into an otherwise work of fiction/5(5). The narration of Ison's first novel alternates smoothly between the life of Vivian Goodman, a child of liberal Jewish parents who winds up in an imprisoning marriage, and a journalistic history of Alc.

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