What is it we cannot hold in our hands that holds us like a fist? This is the question that June, Reni, and Sandy must answer. Each of them only wants to return to college to study and write poetry, but the circumstances of their lives make this impossible. Sentencing Silence chronicles the journey through loss of innocence, identity, and voice toward breaking the silence that holds a trophy wife, a call girl, and a factory worker captive in the traumatic pasts that thwart their dreams.
"In this heartbreakingly beautiful book, Kathleen Cecilia Nesbitt takes the reader on a gut-wrenching ride through emotional and physical devastation -- and ultimately redemption -- all of it told in gorgeous, poetic prose. A marvel of creativity."
-- Joyce Polance, Artist and Writer