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The Resource The Fact of a Body

The Fact of a Body

Label
The Fact of a Body
Title
The Fact of a Body
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Summary
"Complex and challenging... push[es] the boundaries of writing about trauma." —The New York Times"A True Crime Masterpiece" – Vogue Entertainment Weekly "Must" List and Best Books of the Year So FarReal Simple's Best New Books Guardian Best Book of the YearLambda Literary Award WinnerChautauqua Prize Winner "The Fact of a Body is one of the best books I've read this year. It's just astounding." — Paula Hawkins, author of Into the Water and The Girl on the Train"This book is a marvel. The Fact of a Body is equal parts gripping and haunting and will leave you questioning whether any one story can hold the full truth." — Celeste Ng, author of the New York Times bestselling Everything I Never Told You and Little Fires EverywhereBefore Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working to help defend men accused of murder, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment convicted murderer Ricky Langley's face flashes on the screen as she reviews old tapes—the moment she hears him speak of his crimes — she is overcome with the feeling of wanting him to die. Shocked by her reaction, she digs deeper and deeper into the case. Despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. Crime, even the darkest and most unsayable acts, can happen to any one of us. As Alexandria pores over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky's childhood. And by examining the details of Ricky's case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky's crime.But another surprise awaits: She wasn't the only one who saw her life in Ricky's. An intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, THE FACT OF A BODY is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed — but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work, ten years in the making, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe — and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine
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Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Family & Relationships
  • True Crime
  • Nonfiction
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The Fact of a Body
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OVERDRIVE:a7d7fd4b-f20b-4020-8c22-5a15a950e0d1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781250080561
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Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Fact of a Body
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a7d7fd4b-f20b-4020-8c22-5a15a950e0d1
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781250080561
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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