Bloomsbury

9781635574166

STARRED REVIEW

Barker House

It’s not for the faint of heart or a reader looking for a fun escape, but this novel’s importance as a portrait of our corrections system is undeniable.

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Review of ‘Barker House’

Corrections officers oversee approximately 1.5 million prisoners across the United States. On a daily basis, guards supervise prisoners in every facet of their lives, from daily showers to bed checks, meal prep and service to prisoner intake and strip searches. Officers are constantly exposed to insults, physical violence, hepatitis, AIDS and other infectious diseases. And…

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