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The final case
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Published:
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.
Format:
Book
Edition:
First edition.
Physical Desc:
245 pages ; 22 cm
Status:
Description
<b><b>From the award-winning, best-selling author of </b><b><i>Snow Falling on Cedars—</i></b><b>a moving father-son story that is also a taut courtroom drama and a bold examination of privilege, power, and how to live a meaningful life.</b></b><br><br>A girl dies one late, rainy night a few feet from the back door of her home. The girl, Abeba, was born in Ethiopia. Her adoptive parents, Delvin and Betsy Harvey—conservative, white fundamentalist Christians—are charged with her murder.<br> <br>Royal, a Seattle criminal attorney in the last days of his long career, takes Betsy Harvey’s case. An octogenarian without a driver’s license, he leans on his son—the novel’s narrator—as he prepares for trial.<br> <br>So begins <i>The Final Case,</i> a bracing, astute, and deeply affecting examination of justice and injustice—and familial love. David Guterson’s first courtroom drama since <i>Snow Falling on Cedars,</i> it is his most compelling and heartfelt novel to date.
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Ashland Adult Fiction
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Language:
English
ISBN:
9780525521327, 0525521321

Notes

Description
"A provocative new novel from the best-selling author of Snow Falling on Cedars--a moving father-son story that is also a taut courtroom drama and a bold examination of privilege, power, and how to live a meaningful life. In a small rural town outside Seattle, Joanna, an Ethiopian girl adopted by a white fundamentalist Christian family, is found dead of hypothermia in her own backyard--setting in motion a gripping journey into the complexities of human emotion. How does it feel to be a child taken into afamily that doesn't share her background, her religion, or the color of her skin? What does it mean to be a mother on trial for murder? And why would a lawyer choose to defend such a woman? Royal is a criminal attorney in his eighties, and this is his final case. His son, our narrator, drives Royal every day from his office to the town where the tragedy took place, and observes the trial as it unfolds. The consequences will reach beyond what he could have anticipated. Bracing, astute, and intensely imagined, The Final Case is a tightrope walk of a novel, a deeply affecting work of fiction that dares to confront life's most irreconcilable moral quandaries. It will make an indelible impression on every reader"--,Provided by publisher.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Guterson, D. (2022). The final case. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Guterson, David. 2022. The Final Case. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Guterson, David, The Final Case. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2022.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Guterson, David. The Final Case. First edition. New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2022. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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