This Is Not My Life
A Memoir of Love, Prison, and Other ComplicationsBook - 2017
From the Governor General's Award winning author of "Forms of Devotion" comes a personal journey of when Diane Schoemperlen was involved with a prison inmate serving a life sentence for second-degree murder. This is the story of the romance between Diane and Shane - how they met and fell in love, how they navigated passes and parole and the obstacles facing a long-term prisoner attempting to return to society, and how, eventually, things fell apart. In this candid, often wry, sometimes disturbing memoir, Schoemperlen takes us inside this complex and difficult relationship as she journeys through the prison system with Shane. Not only did this relationship enlarge her capacity for both empathy and compassion, but it also forced her to more deeply examine herself.
Publisher: Toronto, Ontario :, HarperPerennial,, 2017
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
Characteristics: 354 pages ; 21 cm