We Know the Feeling

by An Ordinary Man (the novel)

One of the themes of An Ordinary Man is the hold women have over men. An Arizona inmate, Joseph Dekenipp, demonstrated this quite convincingly by climbing two walls and crawling through razor wire – apparently suffering severe lacerations in the process – in order to meet his girlfriend at a saloon ten miles from the prison (did he walk that distance, bleeding?) on Valentine’s Day. Unfortunately, his girlfriend reportedly arrived at the same time the cops did so they had no time together. And the escape is likely to add time to his sentence.

Richard Wilson understands and raises a glass in salute.

the romantic inmate

the romantic inmate

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