0.99 In Stock
In THE STAR ROVER (published in the UK as THE JACKET), Darrell Standing, a university professor serving life imprisonment in San Quentin for murder, defies the will of prison officials who try to break his spirit with "the jacket." The jacket is a hellish canvas straitjacket which can be tightly laced so as to compress the whole body. To survive, Standing discovers how to enter a trance state in which he walks among the stars and experiences past lives.
About the Author
Jack London (1876-1916) was an American writer. As a child, he spent long hours in the public libraries educating himself and resolving to become a writer. He worked in a cannery, on fishing boats, and as a gold miner in the Klondike. His varied experiences heavily influenced his writing and his politics. For much of his life London was a committed socialist.