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“In a world of formulaic fiction, Inside is a point-blank godsend. Daring, difficult, and utterly uncompromising, the novel is a profound exploration of one man’s halting attempt at redemption. In pitch-perfect prose, without a moment of sentimentality, Kenneth Harvey takes the reader inside Myrden’s world in a rough St. John’s neighbourhood. The language of the book, like the main character it evokes, seems to be wrought in violent poverty, tempered in prison, and determined to break through into grace.” — 2006 Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize Jury (Karen Connelly, Jeffrey Moore, and Anna Porter)

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