A Grip of Time (prison slang for a very long sentence behind bars) takes listeners into a world most know little about-a maximum-security prison-and into the minds and hearts of the men who live there. These men, who are serving out life sentences for aggravated murder, join a fledgling Lifers' Writing Group started by award-winning author Lauren Kessler. Over the course of three years, meeting twice a month, the men reveal more and more about themselves, their pasts, and the alternating drama and tedium of their incarcerated lives. As they struggle with the weight of their guilt and wonder if they should hope for a future outside prison walls, Kessler struggles with the fiercely competing ideas of rehabilitation and punishment, forgiveness and blame that are at the heart of the American penal system. Gripping, intense, and heartfelt, A Grip of Time: When Prison Is Your Life shows what a lifetime with no hope of release looks like up-close.
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About the Author
Hollis McCarthy is an actor based in New York City, working in theater, film, TV, audiobooks, and voice-overs. Her many stage roles include appearances off-Broadway, at The Old Globe, and in Shakespeare festivals nationwide. She has also appeared in episodes of The Good Wife and House of Cards, as well as in feature films.