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Chain-Gang All-Stars

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Chain-Gang All-Stars

Loretta Thurwar and Hamara “Hurricane Staxxx” Stacker are the stars of Chain-Gang All-Stars, the cornerstone of CAPE --- or Criminal Action Penal Entertainment --- a highly popular, highly controversial, profit-raising program in America’s increasingly dominant private prison industry. It’s the return of the gladiators, and prisoners are competing for the ultimate prize: their freedom. In CAPE, prisoners travel as Links in Chain-Gangs, competing in death-matches for packed arenas with righteous protestors at the gates. Thurwar and Staxxx, both teammates and lovers, are the fan favorites. And if all goes well, Thurwar will be free in just a few matches. As she prepares to leave her fellow Links, she considers how she might help preserve their humanity, in defiance of these so-called games.

Chain-Gang All-Stars
by Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

  • Publication Date: May 2, 2023
  • Genres: Dystopian, Fiction, Satire
  • Hardcover: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Pantheon
  • ISBN-10: 0593317335
  • ISBN-13: 9780593317334