The Man Rewriting Prison From Inside

It would be easy to skim the back cover of “This Life,” the vital, inventive new novel by Quntos KunQuest, glean the fact that the author has, for the past twenty-five years, been incarcerated at Angola prison, in Louisiana, for a carjacking committed when he was nineteen, and presume that the book belongs to the genre of prison literature predominantly concerned with exposing to the world outside the horrors of the one within.