The Guillotine Choice
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The Guillotine Choice

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In 1920s French-controlled Algeria, Kaci is in the frame for the brutal murder of his French boss. Kaci is faced with a stark choice: name his cousin as the killer and win his freedom, or keep quiet and face 25 years' hard labour in the infamous Devil's Island penal colony. Either way, one of them is destined for the world's worst prison...a hell on earth that few men survive. The Guillotine Choice is a novel based on the true story of an Algerian man's years in one of history's most notorious prisons. A real-life Shawshank Redemption, it is an inspirational story of endurance and the triumph of dignity over despair in almost unimaginably horrific conditions.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 288 pages
  • 129 x 198 x 30mm | 408g
  • Saraband
  • Contraband
  • Glasgow, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1908643404
  • 9781908643407
  • 839,113

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"A compelling, life-affirming story." - Helen Fitzgerald. "A magnificent piece of work." - Douglas Skelton. More praise for Michael Malone: "His characters... hit the ground running in fully developed and highly believable form. Outstanding."
 - Undiscovered Scotland. "A superb piece of writing." - Ken Bruen, author. "Fascinating... an inspiration and a rallying call" - Amazon reviewer.show more

About Michael J. Malone

Michael J Malone is a poet and author, born and brought up in the heart of Burns' country, leading him into a career in the book world. His debut crime novel Blood Tears and his non-fiction book Carnegie's Call came out in 2012, and he has had more than 150 poems published in the UK literary press. Bashir Saoudi is a computer engineer in Cambridge whose life's dream is to see his father's incredible story brought to a public audience before he retires to Algeria.show more
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