Incarcerated for 18 years after being wrongly convicted of murder, Damien Echols, one of the West Memphis Three accused of killing three boys as part of a satanic ritual, gives voice to his experiences in prison. His wife, Lorri, whom he met while in prison, along with a number of influential figures, campaigned for his exoneration and release, and HBO documented the miscarriage of justice in the series Paradise Lost
. In this beautifully written and evocative memoir, Echols opens an "eloquent, even bitterly lyrical" (Library Journal
) window onto the grimness of life on Death Row, while reflecting on how he was formed by his impoverished childhood and what it's like now to adjust to the world after his release.