Harms’ Way

Thomas Rayfiel ’80 sets his eighth novel (Permanent Press, 2018) in the voice and head of Ethan Harms, inmate of a “supermax” detention facility. As Ethan negotiates this perilous landscape, trying to find redemption, trying to understand the actions that brought him here, we begin to wonder how much of a difference there is between a prison of steel bars and razor tape and a prison erected by the nature of the human soul itself, the question being, in either instance, if one escapes … what lies beyond?