"Usually death row is called the Last Mile. We called ours The Green Mile. The floor was the colour of faded limes. We had the electric chair. Old Sparky, we called it. Oh, I’ve lived a lot of years, Ellie, but 1935, that takes the prize. That year I had the worst urinary infection of my life. It was… It was also the year of John Coffey and the two dead girls"