Light shelfwear to edges and boards. DJ covered with mylar and not clipped. Pages tight and clean. Library discard with usual attachments and marks. Pocket removed. 247 pages. HardCover Binding. Year: 1979. ISBN: 0395262941. Set in the environs of Boston, this novel is an inside look at the world of punks and prison where violence is commonplace. It deals with desperate young men from harsh circumstances who know from the beginning that life is a battle they are likely to lose.