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In the Slammer with Carol Smith

(1997)
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A finely observed and lovingly detailed portrait of a woman attempting to find a community and understand her own troubled history

After spending two decades in jails, psych wards, and halfway houses for her peripheral involvement in a radical students' bombing plot, thirty-six-year-old Carol Smith winds up squatting in a tattered space in Spanish Harlem. She spends the majority of her vagrant days socializing with her homeless neighbors, arguing with a testy social worker, and wandering the streets with Alphonse, a wayward South African wino and self-professed actor. Alphonse proves to be an inspiring force, and soon Carol is weaning herself off antidepressants as the sifting of her memories - mostly of her upbringing by two aunts in Massachusetts - creates a chance for redemption.

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Hardback Editions

January 1997 : UK Hardback
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Title: In the Slammer with Carol Smith
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 0-7145-3020-4 / 978-0-7145-3020-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
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Paperback Editions

December 1998 : UK Paperback

Title: In the Slammer with Carol
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 0-7145-3045-X / 978-0-7145-3045-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Marion Boyars Publishers Ltd
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Audio Editions

September 2016 : MP3 CD
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Title: In the Slammer with Carol Smith: A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
ISBN: 1-5318-1068-3 / 978-1-5318-1068-9
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
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December 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: In the Slammer with Carol Smith
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Audible Studios
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December 2014 : UK Audio edition
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Title: In the Slammer with Carol Smith
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

November 2013 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: In the Slammer with Carol Smith: A Novel
Author(s): Hortense Calisher
Publisher: Open Road Media
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