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The Road To Huntsville (Stephanie Ridings)

By | Published on Tuesday 23 August 2016

The Road to Huntsville Ed2016

“Danielle Steel married a man who raped a woman while they were together,” says Stephanie Ridings, utterly bewildered, adding, “I don’t get it”. With macabre fascination, she begins an investigation into why women fall in love with convicts. But does her research go too far when she begins a correspondence with Johnny, who is on death row in Texas for homicide? Ridings makes a strong case against the “state sanctioned homicide” that takes place in execution chambers such as The Huntsville Unit, and she deserves credit for finding an original inroad into the issue. Her clever synthesis of fact and fiction will leave you with the overriding question: is this for real?

Summerhall, until 28 Aug.
tw rating 3/5 | [Jane Berg]