Neely Tucker grew up in the deep American South - and cut his teeth as a journalist reporting from countries around the world. But his new novel draws inspiration from the local streets of Washington, D.C.
For 70 years the Prince William Jail held murderers, arsonists, horse thieves and lunatics. But over the decades, the history of this 19th-century detention facility was plastered over as the building was re-purposed as a private residence, a school, and finally a county office.
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