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The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir / Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich.

The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir / Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich.
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364.1523 MARZ
Adult Non Fiction   Paddington . Available .  
364.1523 MARZ
Adult Non Fiction   Watsons Bay . Available .  
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ISBN 9781509805631 (paperback)
150980563X (paperback)
Author Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria author.
Title The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir / Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich.
Publisher/Date London : Macmillan, 2017.
Pagination etc. viii, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography, etc. note Includes bibliographical references.
Summary Note "Before 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 his case, is forced to face her own story, unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky's crime."--
Subject - Name Langley, Ricky Joseph
Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria -- Family
Subject Murder -- Louisiana
Murderers -- Louisiana
Child molesters -- Louisiana
Women lawyers -- United States -- Biography
Family secrets
Child abuse
True crime stories.
Shelf Location 364.1523 MARZ
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