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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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ISBN 9781760554019
Author Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria
Title The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir [electronic resource] / Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich.
Publisher/Date [London] : Macmillan, 2017.
Pagination etc. 1 online resource.
Contents note Downloadable eBook.
Non fiction.
Summary Note Before Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich begins a summer job at a law firm in Louisiana, working on the retrial defence of death-row convicted murderer and child molester, Ricky Langley, she thinks her position is clear. The child of two lawyers, she is staunchly anti-death penalty. But the moment Ricky'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, realizing that despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar. Crime, even the darkest and most unspeakable acts, can happen to any one of us, and as Alexandria pores over the facts of the murder, she finds herself thrust into the complicated narrative of Ricky's childhood. And by examining minute details of Ricky's case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, to reckon with how her own past colours her view of his crime. As enthralling as true-crime classics such as In Cold Blood and Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil and broadcast phenomena such as Making a Murderer and Serial, The Fact of a Body is a groundbreaking, heart-stopping investigation into how the law is personal, composed of individual stories and proof that arriving at the truth is more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.
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.
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