The Midnight Express Letters: From a Turkish Prison by Billy Hayes

By Billy Hayes

The middle of the night show Letters is a compelling number of letters that Billy Hayes wrote to his relations, female friend, and pals in the course of his years in a Turkish felony. this is the uncooked resource fabric from which dead night Express—the all over the world best-selling booklet and Academy Award-winning film--is drawn. including annotation, pictures, and photographs of the handwritten pages, those letters inform Billy’s tale of either the occasions and the interior trip, in his unique phrases, with the urgency and intimacy of the moment.

In 1970 Billy Hayes used to be an English significant who left university looking for adventures to write down approximately, like his hero Jack London. He had a impolite awakening whilst he was once arrested on the airport in Istanbul attempting to board a airplane whereas wearing 4 kilos of cannabis, and given a lifestyles sentence. After 5 brutal years, relentless efforts via his relations to achieve his unlock, and never-ending break out plotting, Billy took issues into his personal palms and pulled off a bold get away to freedom. quickly after, he wrote hour of darkness Express.

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