The novel is about
a young man who happens to kill a punk messing with him in
a parking lot. The young man is gentle but loses his temper
in a fit of rage. He flees the scene afterwards.
The police track him down and arrest him. The trial is a farce
due to the young man's inability to afford a competent lawyer.
He is sentenced to hard time in the Big House.
His experience in jail is an absolute nightmare. He is skin
searched and humiliated in many ways. Completely on his own,
he faces up to the other men as a young punk. While in jail,
he studies art as a way of channeling his emotions and a means
of survival. He learns later, through his art, not to bring
attention to himself with emotions.
Gradually he gains the respect of the men. Then a young lady
who sees his art in an art magazine after he has become a
recognized artist, visits him. Both are so contrasting.
The last year is the hardest. He comes up for parole and gets
it. But he's afraid of being cut off from the inside world
he has grown accustomed to. Gradually he maintains courage
and walks to the outside. The lady who admired his art is
waiting for him. This is the dawn. Then she successively and
caringly seduces him
Note: This novel is one third complete and is expected to
be finished in two months.