With a gentle, thoughtful narrative driven by an intense rhythm, the author immerses the reader in her story from the very first chapter. As she relates the pains and pleasures of her work within the cold jail environment, she seems able to make us feel exactly what she wants: she makes us laugh, cry, reflect, and face our own doubts and limitations. She shares intimacies and secrets with us, making the reader her accomplice and confidant, and we find ourselves supporting her all the way.
Based on real experiences, Prison Flowers is both an unusual thriller and an exploration of the female realm and its mysteries. A book that offers truth, emotion, life stories, few certainties and many doubts. A gripping tale that exposes the exclusion, abandonment and violence rife in women’s prisons in Brazil, but at the same time showing how the world can be transformed with affection, respect and hard work.