A True Story of Murder, Love and Redemption
by Denise Beck-Clark
This is a powerfully moving true story about the lifeline forged by a man given up on by society as hopeless and a compassionate woman who will not give up on him or their future. It is a dramatic journey from bitterness to redemption.
Sentenced to life for his role in a shooting, decorated Vietnam veteran Victor Clark had resigned himself to the confines, both real and imaginary, of prison. A product of the treacherous streets of New York and the scorching memories of a tragic war, Victor fell in with the wrong crowd and was now paying the price. His experiences in jail are a daily hell until fate forever changes not only his life, but that of the woman he is destined to meet.
When attractive, well-educated, but lonely Denise Beck receives a poignant, intelligently written letter in response to a personal ad she placed, she is shocked by the return address on the envelope— Eastern New York Correctional Facility. Drawn to the charismatic stranger, Denise begins corresponding with him and eventually, they meet. Gradually, Denise's belief in his underlying goodness restores Victor's hope and renews his faith in humanity. Their relationship becomes the driving force behind his determination to turn his life around and prevent other misled people from making the same mistakes he did. Together, they fight for Victor's parole and plan a future devoted to bettering the human condition.
— Book Beat/King Features Syndicate
"Well-told prison stories are more than entertaining. They're often
a commentary on society's treatment of inmates. Concurrent Sentences
has all that and a love story to boot."
— Book Buffet
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Denise Beck-Clark received her master's degree in social work from Columbia University. She is a psychiatric social worker at the Bronx Psychiatric Center. Victor is a Director for the Bowery Residents'Committee, an agency devoted to providing shelter to homeless people and former psychiatric patients. Denise, Victor and their son, Raphael, live in Yonkers, New York.
A New Horizon Press Release
True Crime/Women's Issues/Sociology
6 x 9, 320 pages
LC #99-70155, world rights
ISBN: 0-88282-188-1 (hc), $24.95