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By Emmeline Burdett

yellow book cover with a comic-style illustration of a woman with a giant pair of scissors cutting off the hand of a young girl

Front cover of Susan Nussbaum's award-winning novel, ‘Good Kings Bad Kings’

Winner of the Pen/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction, 'Good Kings Bad Kings’ (Oneworld Publications, 2014) by the American playwright and disability campaigner Susan Nussbaum, is a novel about life inside the walls of the Illinois Learning and Life Skills Center (ILLC), - an institution for juveniles with disabilities. Review by Emmeline Burdett