Marching Powder

Author(s): Rusty Young

Travel Narratives

 When Rusty Young, a twenty-something Australian lawyer on a backpacking holiday in South America, heard about a convicted English drug smuggler giving guided tours of his jail in Bolivia, he was intrigued. So intrigued that not only did he take the illegal tour himself, he ended up bribing the prison guards to let him stay, spending four months sharing a cell with Thomas, the English inmate, and recording what must be one of the most remarkable prison stories of all time.

In the tradition of The Damage Done, this is an incredible story of life on the inside of a third world prison where horror is leavened by humour and the greatest cruelty lives side by side with the greatest humanity. An adrenalin-charged account of drugs, corruption and violence that exposes life on the inside.


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Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780732911805
  • : Pan Macmillan Australia
  • : Pan Australia
  • : November 2002
  • : Australia
  • : May 2014
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Rusty Young
  • : Paperback
  • : 603
  • : 365.6092
  • : 384
  • : Biography & autobiography: general; Drugs trade / drug trafficking; Prisons
  • : illustrations, (some colour ), portraits, (some colour )