Patty and Allen have four beautiful children. Patty and Allen are in love. Unfortunately, their relationship is illegal. So Patty and Allen are in prison.

A true story.

About The Stacks Reader Series

The Stacks Reader Series highlights classic literary non-fiction and short fiction by great journalists that would otherwise be lost to history—a living archive of memorable storytelling by notable authors. Curated by Alex Belth and brought to you by The Sager Group with support from NeoText.

Daniel Voll has written for Vanity Fair, The New Yorker*, and Esquire, where he was a long-time contributing editor. A National Magazine Award finalist, his articles are included in Esquire’s Big Book of Great Writing and Best American Non-Required Reading, edited by David Eggers. Also a filmmaker, Voll produced the documentaries Soldiers in the Army of God for HBO (shortlisted for the Oscar); Brave Miss World for Netflix (2014 Emmy nomination); Freeway: Crack in the System (2016 Emmy nomination); and most recently, he executive produced the critically acclaimed 2020 documentary series, Seduced: Inside the NXIVM Cult. A Duke graduate, Voll earned his MFA from the UC-Irvine. He lives in Santa Monica, CA, with his wife, filmmaker Cecilia Peck, and their two children.