Good to know
Very challenging read
- Unconventional plot structure with multiple experimental tangents
- Unlikable characters
- Strong motifs of drug abuse and violence
Why I love it
It’s 2003 and Romy Hall is at the start of two consecutive life sentences at Stanville Women’s Correctional Facility, deep in California’s Central Valley. Outside is the world from which she has been severed: the San Francisco of her youth and her young son, Jackson. Inside is a new reality: thousands of women hustling for the bare essentials needed to survive; the bluffing and pageantry and casu...