Originally published in 1977, Billy Hayes’s book about his imprisonment and escape from a Turkish prison, became the Academy Award-winning film of the same name. This book is still in print in the U.K.
"Some books open doors, and some books become the doors through which we pass into other, stranger worlds of experience and understanding. Midnight Express, by Billy Hayes, is such a book: a door that opens into love and fear, courage and sorrow so profound that the experience of it is quite simply unforgettable."
Gregory David Roberts, Author of Shantaram
This book picks up where Midnight Express leaves off. It chronicles Billy Hayes’s struggles and triumphs in making the transition from prison isolation and worldwide notoriety to true freedom and happiness. It weaves in the harrowing story of his friend who remained behind, and Billy’s efforts to help free him. Includes photos. This new revised edition will be available in print and on Kindle in March, 2013.
Letters From a Turkish Prison 1970-1975
A compelling collection of letters that Billy Hayes wrote to his family, girlfriend, and friends during his years in a Turkish prison, this is the raw source material of Midnight Express. The letters, with annotation, tell Billy’s story of both the events and the inner journey, in his original words. Includes photos. Available in print and on Kindle in March, 2013.