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Orange is the new black (Portuguese Edition) [Kindle Edition]

Piper Kerman
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Book Description

Quando era jovem, tudo o que Piper Kerman queria era viver novas experiências, conhecer pessoas diferentes e descobrir o que fazer com o diploma recém-adquirido da prestigiosa Smith College. Anos depois, com um bom emprego e prestes a se casar, ela recebe uma visita inesperada: a polícia. Piper estava sendo intimada para responder por envolvimento com o tráfico internacional de drogas.

A acusação era verdadeira: recém-formada, Piper teve um caso com uma traficante glamorosa que a convenceu a levar uma maleta de dinheiro para a Europa. Sua aventura pelo submundo do crime voltou à tona no dia em que a polícia bateu à porta dela. Depois de uma dolorosa odisseia pelo sistema judiciário americano, Piper é condenada a quinze meses de detenção numa penitenciária feminina no meio do nada — longe dos amigos, da família e de tudo o que ela conhecia.

Em Orange Is the New Black, Piper apresenta casos curiosos, perturbadores, comoventes e divertidos do dia a dia no presídio. Cercada de criminosas, logo percebe que aquelas mulheres são muito mais complexas do que ela imaginava. Ao mesmo tempo que aprende a conviver com regras arbitrárias e um rigoroso código de conduta, Piper revela as alegrias e angústias das presidiárias e analisa a crueldade com que o sistema carcerário as desumaniza e faz com que sejam invisíveis ao mundo exterior.

“É impossível largar este livro. Piper poderia ser você. Ou sua melhor amiga. Ou sua filha.”Los Angeles Times

“Amei este livro. É uma história de redenção divertida e comovente.
Vou me lembrar disso para sempre.”
Elizabeth Gilbert, autora de Comer, rezar, amar

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 836 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Publisher: Intrínseca (9 May 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: Portuguese
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #722,029 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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1.0 out of 5 stars One Star 8 July 2014
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Ordered it not realising it was in Portuguese, my own fault
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4.0 out of 5 stars A justice system in need of a fix 25 Oct. 2014
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Young, privileged, and hot for adventure, Kerman delivers a suitcase of money for a drug lord. But one episode in the underworld is enough, and she's happy to take up a life of responsibility that would make her parents proud.

Five years later, however, agents appear at her door and arrest her on drug charges. It's another four years before she's serving a 15-month sentence in a minimum-security prison for women. Though superior to other prisons, it's still a hard existence, made bearable by the support of her parents, her fiance, and her many friends.

Yes, she's lucky. Many of the inmates are serving long sentences for minor offenses. We get to know individuals as they welcome her with generosity, and she becomes part of the support system the inmates have formed to help them maintain their sanity. We find ourselves caring for these women of wide-ranging ages, cultural backgrounds, and races who reveal their failings and their ingenuity in coping with very little. We see needs that are not being addressed, whether in terms of crime prevention or rehabilitation. The majority of inmates come from disadvantaged backgrounds, and they will return to the same conditions, unequipped to rise above them.

Here is a story that goes beyond stereotypes. Kerman does not see violence, but she sees and endures humiliation, loneliness, and despair. We get a look at the three prisons she has to inhabit, and they are not pretty. I rejoice that once Kerman leaves prison, she works to improve the U. S. justice system.

While I found question marks where they didn't belong, some confusion over when Kerman committed her crime, and confusion over some of the terminology, these appeared minor beside the book's importance and high readability.

This memoir is both enlightening and gripping. You won't want to put it down.
3.0 out of 5 stars ... read the book because reviews said it was nothing like the tv series 4 Sept. 2014
By STEFANI M. - Published on
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I only read the book because reviews said it was nothing like the tv series: that is, life in prision for this young girl, without all the explicit sex. Actually, I enjoyed reading her personal story, her reflections, her views.
4.0 out of 5 stars not as funny as the series. 3 Sept. 2014
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I liket it. Not as funny as the show, but somehow, deeper, more realistic. Very interesting to take a look a this world.
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Not sure how I got a book not written in english
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 Nov. 2014
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That was for my mom and she love the book.
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