New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1973. First Edition. Novel beginning on a prisoner's last day behind bars. "He has been respected by his friends as a successful criminal, but wants to avoid returning to that lifestyle. This desire, with no job in sight, fuels his pre-release anxiety, which he allays by reminiscing over his eight-year stay--full of harassment, fights and race riots, but with some good books and conversations, friendship, and stability." Based on real events from Bunker's tenure at Folsom and San Quentin, and basis for the 1973 film Straight Time, starring Dustin Hoffman. SUVAK 36. First Printing. Octavo (21.5cm); grey linen, with titling and rule stamped in black and red on spine; dustjacket; 283pp. Fine in Very Good+ dustjacket, gently spine-sunned, with a few small tears to extremities, one larger tear with attendant crease to lower edge of rear panel, with a small bruise to same.