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Stories and Poems from the Edge

A collection of stories by

"I paced my cell with a book in one hand and a knife under my mattress. I knew I could have a long and happy life with a book in my hand or I could have a miserable short life with the shank that was in the mattress."Jimmy Santiago Baca

Stories from the Edge enriches and extends Jimmy Santiago Baca's critically acclaimed memoir, A Place to Stand. Early stories elaborate on his travails as an abandoned child in an orphanage. Later stories draw on Baca's post-prison life as a writer and his ongoing work with struggling adolescents, prisoners, and society's dispossessed. Centered around conflicts and life-altering choices, Baca's gripping personal narratives will resonate with adolescents and adults alike.


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Paperback Editions

March 2010 : USA Paperback

Title: Stories from the Edge
Author(s): Jimmy Santiago Baca
ISBN: 0-325-02948-2 / 978-0-325-02948-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Heinemann
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

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