Among Thieves Author:George Cuomo Three men, and their three worlds, are brought together outside, and then behind, the stone walls of an American penitentiary on the edge of the desert... — One is young, 28, a husband, a father, an ex-convict, pulled irresistibly toward certain crime, a certain woman, and a certain destiny. Another is also young, very tall, humane , one of telev... more »ision's talkers, a "personality," dragged, suddenly, into an encounter with a world of violence. The third, less young, is a father (of children and of men), a Ph.D., an assistant warden, a self-mocker, dented idealist, a man of bleeding sympathies well-checked. He, too, is drawn into the lives of the first two men.
Among Thieves is a story about prisoners -- not just prisoners of the state but all of us who live in the prisons of our minds and our sodiety, prisoners of our dreams and lusts, our ideals and compromises. And it is about those who would be our keepers and saviors. This brutally beautiful novel, by a writer of great art and discipline, reveals the human gift for misunderstand as we all fall among thieves.« less