"Simply an epiphany."--"Kirkus," starred review
Simon Austen has the names people have called him tattooed all over his body. "Waste of Space." "Bastard." "A Threat to Women." "Murderer." Facing a lifetime behind bars and subjected to new therapies for sexual reprogramming, Simon finds himself plunged into a terrifying process of self-reconstruction. But how much, in the end, can a man really change? Darkly compelling and deeply moving, "Alphabet" is a psychological exploration of one man's uncertain and often-harrowing journey towards rehabilitation.
"Intense, revealing, challenging and above all riveting ... I kept saying to myself, how could she know this?"--Erwin James, convicted murderer, author of "A Life Inside: A Prisoner's Notebook"
"Sometimes novelists go too far--and sometimes they manage to demonstrate that too far is the place they needed to go."--"Time Out UK"
Praise for Kathy Page
"Her unforgettable prose is moody, shape-shifting, provocative and always as compelling as a strong light at the end of a road you hesitate to walk down...but will."-- Amy Bloom, author of "Where the God of Love Hangs Out"
"Marvellously well-crafted ... I can't remember the last time I was so compelled, impressed and unsettled by the emotional world of a novel."-- Sarah Waters, author of "Tipping the Velvet"