The Resource Redeemable : a memoir of darkness and hope, Erwin James

Redeemable : a memoir of darkness and hope, Erwin James

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Redeemable : a memoir of darkness and hope
Title
Redeemable
Title remainder
a memoir of darkness and hope
Statement of responsibility
Erwin James
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Born in Somerset in 1957 to itinerant Scottish parents, Erwin James lost his mother when he was seven. Shipped from home to home and subject to the whims of various caregivers after his father turned to alcohol and violence, he committed his first crime of breaking and entering when he was ten. His teenage and early adult years were spent drifting, and his petty crime turned increasingly violent, culminating in the terrible events for which he was jailed for life in 1984. Entering prison at 27, James struggled to come to terms with the enormity of his crimes and a future without purpose or hope. Then he met Joan, a prison psychologist, who helped him to confront the painful truth of his past, and to understand how it had shaped him from such a young age. Her sessions transformed his life. Encouraged to read and to educate himself, over the next twenty years Erwin James would go on to receive a BA in History, and become a regular columnist for the Guardian. Speaking to the very heart of the human condition, this is a book that offers no excuses, only the need to understand how we become who we become, and shows that no matter how far a person may fall, redemption is possible with the right kind of help
Summary
A former criminal and convict describes the profound influence a prison psychologist had on his young life, and recounts how he went on to receive a college degree and become a columnist for the Guardian
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
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10483946
Cataloging source
BT
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James, Erwin
Dewey number
365.6092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • James, Erwin
  • Life imprisonment
  • Murderers
  • Prisoners
  • Criminals
Target audience
adult
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a memoir of darkness and hope
Label
Redeemable : a memoir of darkness and hope, Erwin James
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Publication
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781408872956
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
Redeemable : a memoir of darkness and hope, Erwin James
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9781408872956
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Specific material designation
regular print

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