Love Lockdown by Elizabeth Greenwood audiobook

Love Lockdown: Dating, Sex, and Marriage in America's Prisons

By Elizabeth Greenwood
Read by Elizabeth Greenwood

Simon & Schuster Audio 9781501158414

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781797124230

  • ISBN: 9781797124223

Runtime: 8.90 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A compassionate and riveting investigative look into romantic relationships between incarcerated people and their spouses on the outside from the author of Playing Dead and perfect for fans of the #1 New York Times bestseller Three Women

What is it like to fall in love with someone in prison?

Over the course of five years, Elizabeth Greenwood followed the ups and downs of five couples who met during incarceration. In Love Lockdown, she pulls back the curtain on the lives of the husbands and wives supporting some of the 2.3 million people in prisons around the United States. In the vein of Modern Love, this book shines a light on how these relationships reflect the desire and delusion we all experience in our romantic pairings.

Love Lockdown infiltrates spaces many of us have only heard whispers of—from conjugal visits to prison weddings to relationships between the incarcerated themselves.

A fascinating and unputdownable deep-dive from the “quirky, engaging, and surprisingly uplifting” (Eric Weiner, New York Times bestselling author) journalist Elizabeth Greenwood, Love Lockdown will change the way you look at the American prison system and perhaps relationships in general.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Paints a colorful portrait…Enriched by the author’s curiosity and empathy and shot through with memorable details (Jo and Benny ‘toast[ed] each other with blue Powerade from the vending machine’), this is an intriguing look at a little-known world.” Publishers Weekly
“A tour de force. Elizabeth Greenwood goes to the heart of our prisons’ modern romantic relationships, and returns with a morality tale about what’s gained and lost when America perpetuates the carceral state.” Vanessa Grigoriadis, author of Blurred Lines
“An utterly engrossing and deeply human portrait of love behind bars, Love Lockdown turns the caricature of the groupie “prison wife” on its head, revealing the trials and triumphs of loving someone caught up in the prison system. This is the kind of non-fiction that reads like the best of fiction—nuanced, evocative, and ultimately, enlightening.” Susannah Cahalan, New York Times bestselling author

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Author

Author Bio: Elizabeth Greenwood

Author Bio: Elizabeth Greenwood

Elizabeth Greenwood teaches creative nonfiction at Columbia University. She is the author of Playing Dead: A Journey through the World of Death Fraud and Becoming a Yoga Instructor.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Nonfiction/Social Science
Runtime: 8.90
Audience: Adult
Language: English