“Test of faith: Hope, courage and the prison experience”
Author: Eva Evelyn Hanks
ISBN: 1551301768, Paperback - 198 pages, Release Date: 2000, Publisher: Canadian Scholars Press
Retail Cost: CDN $19.99 www.amazon.ca
In this page turner, the Test of Faith, Hanks chronicles key events and personal reflections of one woman and her incarcerated husband’s journey through the penal system.
Hanks’ offers a unique perspective and voice about prison life and the penal system in general in Canada. The reader experiences first-hand the difficult process of navigating the system and their personal journeys. Hanks intelligent insights and observations about the judicial system could be used as a good framework for prison reform.
Hanks shares their personal journey in trying to come to terms with their choices and conditions. Her documentation as a struggling single working mother and that of her inmate husband is both candid and intimate as they grasp for survival and hope of a future life after incarceration.
While Hanks style of writing in presenting the reader with the main characters known only as “W” and “M” is difficult to follow at times, the story is gripping and well worth the read. I hope Hanks will continue with an epilogue to this book and I look forward to reading more works from this promising writer.
By: Jan Porter
Jan Porter ~ Author www.inspiredsoulworks.com