About the Book
Margarite knew from an early age she was born in the wrong body. As a ‘transvestite’ in a small, conservative town, she suffered the vagaries of intolerance. However, if she thought small-town hypocrisy made her life hellish, she had no idea what was to come. After undergoing transgender surgery in Holland, Margarite, now Stuart, named after a poet, returned to their small town only to be arrested for second-degree murder. It was Stuart’s decades in Florida State Prison at Raiford that taught them what true hell was like for an inmate who “used to be a woman.” But each time they faced certain death a savior appeared. Stuart likened it to Dante’s trip through hell. While Dante had Virgil to guide him, Margarite and Stuart had three Virgil’s in life. When Stuart finally walked the ‘chute’ out of the prison gates, he left as a billionaire several times over and ultimately found redemption in their small, southern town.Buy Now
Hell had eradicated all but a number stamped in memory. The detritus of a thing once named stumbled toward the light. My only possessions? A journal and a wallet. A beautifully rebuilt Rolex watch had “mysteriously gone missing,” according to the storeroom guard. I wish I could have laughed in his face and told him of the billions of dollars I had in offshore accounts, enough to replace a million Rolexes. But no one could know. It had been a long trip through hell to pick Lucifer’s pocket.