Author Edwin Cruz’s New Book “In Society’s Web” Is a Deeply Personal Memoir Recalling His Abusive Father and the Hell of Incarceration in a Maximum-Security Penitentiary

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Recent release “In Society’s Web” from Page Publishing author Edwin Cruz is a gripping and potent reflection on his formative years in a household marked by fear and abuse, and the terrifying experience of serving a two-year prison sentence with some of society’s worst offenders.

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Edwin Cruz, a Chicago native and passionate educator who teaches English at the collegiate level, has published his new book “In Society’s Web”: a riveting true story of the author’s journey through the twin hells of a tragic childhood and incarceration to emerge triumphant and inspired to work for a brighter future for himself and his family.

This is a narrative of an exceptionally inspiring, thought-provoking, and true account of one man’s life-altering journey into the abyss of captivity in the Illinois penal system. As he encounters the harsh reality of incarceration and the constant confrontations with both guard and inmate, he comes to his realization that the environment of prison and the ghetto are not dissimilar at all. As he is shuffled from one institution to another, because his pride refuses to succumb to the status quo, he surmises both are the same. Through memories of a dismal and brutal upbringing, he exposes the similarities between life behind bars and life in poverty, and this equation becomes the basis for his reasoning that there is an invisible web, society’s web, and escape was impossible because he never knew of its existence. Using this awakening and his sense of logic as instruments, he tries to come to terms with his current predicament, but the mandated choice of submission or defiance intervene and push him further into the vortex until he finds himself in Stateville Penitentiary, at the time, the worst maximum security penitentiary in America.

Published by Page Publishing, Edwin Cruz’s engrossing book is a poignant and inspiring tale of courage, perseverance, and redemption.

Readers who wish to experience this engaging work can purchase “In Society’s Web” at bookstores everywhere, or online at the Apple iTunes store, Amazon, Google Play, or Barnes and Noble.

For additional information or media inquiries, contact Page Publishing at 866-315-2708.

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