Prisoner of the Heart

When James Mawdsley was 20 years old and tormented by the injustice of the world, he tried to kill himself. Not long after he recovered, his considerable sympathies were captured by the plight of Burma. He decided that he would go there with the purpose of getting the country's ruling military junta to throw him in prison. As a protest, the gambit was somewhat flawed. The junta was happy to jail him, but they kept letting him out. Every time Mawdsley was deported, he would return, like a self-appointed Daniel in the lion's den.

Mawdsley's self-important tendencies can...

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