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Short Eyes: A Play

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"This powerful portrayal of prison life is set in the dayroom of a house of detention where a group of young convicts--predominantly black or Puerto Rican--taunt, fight, insult, and entertain one another in an attempt to preserve their sanity and create a semblance of community. When a young white prisoner accused of child molesting is thrown into the cell block by a guard who threatens him, saying that he should be in Sing Sing because "the men up there know what to do with degenerates like you," the stage is set for the ...

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Short Eyes: A Play
1975, Hill & Wang, New York

ISBN-13: 9780374521479

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