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Viewing Entry - A prayer before dawn (S14781)
by Moore, Billy.

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TitleA prayer before dawn : a nightmare in Thailand
Author / Responsible partyMoore, Billy.
TopicsAutobiography. Prisoners, Foreign -- Thailand -- Bangkok -- Biography. Prisons -- Thailand -- Bangkok. Prisons -- Thailand -- Social conditions. Drug addiction.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


A Prayer before Dawn is the true story of one man's fight to survive inside Klong Prem prison, the notorious Bangkok Hilton. Billy Moore traveled to Thailand to escape a life of drug addiction and alcoholism. He managed to overcome his inner demons for a time, but relapsed after trying ya ba, a highly addictive form of methamphetamine. Moore's life quickly descended into chaos, drug dealing, and violence until he was eventually arrested and imprisoned in Klong Prem, a place where life has no value. A Prayer before Dawn is no ordinary prison memoir; it's the story of one man's struggle to survive in one of the world's toughest prisons. It's also a story of redemption in the most unlikely of places.

Additional Information

System control numberS14781
Original Print PublisherDunboyne, Ireland : Maverick House, 2014.
NarratorRupert Farley.
Narrator NameRupert Farley.
Participant or performer noteRupert Farley.
Narrators GenderMale narrator