Ken Klonsky, co-author of Dr. Rubin Carter's Eye of the hurricane, is a former Toronto teacher and writer now living in Vancouver. He works as Director of Media Relations, and advocates for prisoners, at Innocence International, the organization conceived by Dr. Carter to help free wrongly convicted prisoners worldwide. Songs of Aging Children, Klonsky's collection of short stories about troubled youth, was published in 1992, and Taking Steam, a play co-authored with the late Brian Shein, was staged in New York and Toronto in 1983.
What an amazing voice Ken Klonsky has created for this riveting novella's main character, Joel Ascher. Ascher, a blunt-talking, opera-loving New York cabbie, steers us through a hair-raising ride right into the twists and betrayals that a clumsy, corrupt and overburdened legal system metes out to its suspects. Klonsky draws on a deep well of compassion and activism with those who are wrongly convicted to create a piece of writing that is fast-paced and urgent. Engaging from the start, Life Without compels us into the dark and subtle interplays between innocence and guilt, hope and despair." --Maureen Hynes, award winning Canadian poet
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