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Chain-gang all-stars : a novel

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"The explosive, hotly-anticipated debut novel from the New York Times-bestselling author of Friday Black, about two top women gladiators fighting for their freedom within a depraved private prison system not so far-removed from America's own. Loretta Thurwar and Hamara "Hurricane Staxxx" Stacker are the stars of Chain-Gang All-Stars, the cornerstone of CAPE, or Criminal Action Penal Entertainment, a highly-popular, highly-controversial, profit-raising program in America's increasingly dominant private prison industry. It's the return of the gladiators and prisoners are competing for the ultimate prize: their freedom. In CAPE, prisoners travel as Links in Chain-Gangs, competing in death-matches for packed arenas with righteous protestors at the gates. Thurwar and Staxxx, both teammates and lovers, are the fan favorites. And if all goes well, Thurwar will be free in just a few matches, a fact she carries as heavily as her lethal hammer. As she prepares to leave her fellow Links, she considers how she might help preserve their humanity, in defiance of these so-called games, but CAPE's corporate owners will stop at nothing to protect their status quo and the obstacles they lay in Thurwar's path have devastating consequences. Moving from the Links in the field to the protestors to the CAPE employees and beyond, Chain-Gang All-Stars is a kaleidoscopic, excoriating look at the American prison system's unholy alliance of systemic racism, unchecked capitalism, and mass incarceration, and a clear-eyed reckoning with what freedom in this country really means from a "new and necessary American voice" (Tommy Orange, New York Times Book Review)" --

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  • 20 of 41 copies available at Westchester Library System.

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19 current holds with 41 total copies.

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Bedford Free Library FIC ADJ (Text)
New Book
31002150785912
On holds shelf
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Bedford Hills Free Library ADJEI-BRENYAH (Text)
New Fiction
31003151544712
Available
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Briarcliff Manor Public Library FICTION ADJEI-BRENYAH (Text)
New Fiction
31036151007975
In transit
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Chappaqua Library FICTION ADJEI-BRENYAH (Text)
Fiction
31005153425980
Checked out
03/18/2024
Croton Free Library FICTION/ADJEI-BRENYAH (Text)
Fiction
31006151939980
Checked out
03/04/2024
Dobbs Ferry Public Library ADJEI-BRENYAH (Text)
Fiction
31007151445960
Checked out
03/09/2024
Eastchester Public Library FICTION ADJEI-BRENYAH (Text)
Fiction
31008152620379
Available
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Greenburgh Public Library ADJEI-BRENYAH (Text)
Fiction
31009155010923
Checked out
02/29/2024
Harrison Public Library ADJEI-BRENYAH, N. (Text)
Fiction
31010300317320
Available
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Harrison Public Library ADJEI-BRENYAH, N. (Text)
Fiction
31010300317338
In transit
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