Here is a novel that will keep the reader spellbound, as you travel along with Francois Leblanc, a little boy of 12 years of age convicted of a crime of killing his parents (that he did not commit) and then sent to a federal penitentiary for 15 years, the first in Canadian history. The reader can’t but help feel for this little boy whose only crime was in trying to save his mother. His pain and suffering, which very few humans could endure, especially at such a young age of 12, was not something that was going to defeat Francois, for he lived off of it, as if it was food.
He feared no one. No guard could defeat him by beatings or by isolation nor could the best convict take him on. His reputation grew as time went on. Convicts decided to change his name to Little Tarzan when he did 42 days in the hole back to back on bread and water. Then when he took a guard’s eye out and another 25 years was added on to his sentence, they called him just Tarzan.
Locked up in a segregated wing of the prison called China Town, he spent years in his cell trying to discover himself. Then he met The Professor who sent him on a journey to reach beyond the stars. And he did just that! Six feet 3inches, 275 pounds of muscle he was a walking miracle. They said that just by sheer force alone he could tear open his cell door and no one could stop him. He was becoming one of the strongest men within the walls of the prison that even guards nodded their heads to him in respect at his strength.
Yet his violence and hate that he had lived with for so long now turned to humility and muscle. Then the day came when he would show, not just the prison, but also the whole world, just how strong he was.