Struggling with grief and loneliness after losing his wife in a
tragic accident, Jonah Smithers, an English teacher at Fern Hill
Penitentiary, finds that his students' fortunes make them kindred
spirits. But one day a charismatic inmate walks into Jonah's
class who seems strangely out of place. Seymour Shields is
serving time for threatening the life of a Hells Angel, but he's
an intellectual, a gifted writer. When Jonah comes across a photo
of Seymour's beautiful wife, Kate, his curiosity about her and
her enigmatic husband becomes an obsession.
As the dark truth about Seymour emerges, Jonah is drawn into a
terrifying web of dupicity and deceit from which there is no
apparent escape. Incarceration follows Jonah's journey--a test of
strength and loyalty that will take him from the razor-wire of
Fern Hill to the hidden reefs of georgian Bay and beyond.
Born and raised in Toronto,
Michael George Field attended the University of Guelph,
completing a B.A. and an M.A. in Philosophy. He later received a
B.Ed from the University of Toronto. During the course of a
varied teaching career, he has published more than a dozen
articles, stories and poems. Since 2006, he has been a teacher
and guidance counsellor at a federal penitentiary in Gravenhurst,
Ontario. Incarceration is his first novel.