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Chain-gang all-stars

Summary: "Two top women gladiators fight for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America's own. Loretta Thurwar and Hamara "Hurricane Staxxx" Stacker are the stars of Chain-Gang All-Stars, the cornerstone of CAPE, or Criminal Action Penal Entertainment, a highly-popular, highly-controversial, profit-raising program in America's increasingly dominant private prison industry. It's the return of the gladiators and prisoners are competing for the ultimate prize: their freedom. In CAPE, prisoners travel as Links in Chain-Gangs, competing in death-matches for packed arenas with righteous protestors at the gates. Thurwar and Staxxx, both teammates and lovers, are the fan favorites. And if all goes well, Thurwar will be free in just a few matches, a fact she carries as heavily as her lethal hammer. As she prepares to leave her fellow Links, she considers how she might help preserve their humanity, in defiance of these so-called games, but CAPE's corporate owners will stop at nothing to protect their status quo and the obstacles they lay in Thurwar's path have devastating consequences. Moving from the Links in the field to the protestors to the CAPE employees and beyond, Chain-Gang All-Stars is a kaleidoscopic, excoriating look at the American prison system's unholy alliance of systemic racism, unchecked capitalism, and mass incarceration, and a clear-eyed reckoning with what freedom in this country really means from a "new and necessary American voice" (Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review)"--

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  • ISBN: 9780593317334
  • ISBN: 0593317335
  • ISBN: 9780375715402
  • ISBN: 0375715401
  • ISBN: 9780593317341
  • Physical Description: print
    xi, 363 pages ; 25 cm.
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, [2023]
  • Badges:
    • Top Holds Over Last 5 Years: 5 / 5.0
    • Most Copies: 3 / 5.0
    • Top Circs: 3 / 5.0
Subject: Women prisoners Fiction
Women gladiators Fiction
Contests Fiction
Lesbians Fiction
Private prisons Fiction
African American prisoners Fiction
Mass incarceration Fiction
African American women
Mass incarceration
Private prisons
Women gladiators
Women prisoners
Women prisoners Fiction
Contests Fiction
Correctional institutions Fiction
Genre: Dystopian fiction.
Fictional Work
Dystopian fiction.
Lesbian fiction.
Lesbian fiction.
Dystopian fiction.
Political fiction.

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