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A major American novel, and arguably the finest work of literature ever to emerge from a US prison, On the Yard is a book of penetrating psychological realism in which Malcolm Braly paints an unforgettable picture of the complex and frightening world of the penitentiary. At its center are the violently intertwined stories of Chilly Willy, in trouble with the law from his earliest years and now the head of the prison's flourishing black market in drugs and sex, and of Paul, wracked with guilt for the murder of his wife and desperate for some kind of redemption. At once brutal and tender, clear-eyed and rueful, On the Yard presents the penitentiary not as an exotic location, an exception to everyday reality, but as an ordinary place, one every reader will recognize, American to the core.

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Used availability for Malcolm Braly's On the Yard

Hardback Editions

January 1967 : USA Hardback
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Title: On the Yard
Author(s): Malcolm Braly
ISBN: 0-316-10613-5 / 978-0-316-10613-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
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Paperback Editions

January 2002 : USA Paperback
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Title: On the Yard (New York Review Books Classics)
Author(s): Malcolm Braly
ISBN: 0-940322-96-X / 978-0-940322-96-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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May 1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: On the Yard: A Novel
Author(s): Malcolm Braly
ISBN: 0-14-004455-8 / 978-0-14-004455-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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1969 : UK Paperback

Title: On the yard
Author(s): Malcolm Braly
ISBN: 0-7221-1837-6 / 978-0-7221-1837-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Sphere
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1968 : UK Paperback
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Title: On the yard: A novel
Author(s): Malcolm Braly
ISBN: 0-09-085610-4 / 978-0-09-085610-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Kindle Editions

June 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: On the Yard (Ign Departement Maps)
Author(s): Malcolm Braly
Publisher: NYRB Classics
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