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THE LAWS OF OUR FATHERS

Turow, Scott.

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ISBN 10: 0374184232 / ISBN 13: 9780374184230
Published by Farrar Straus Giroux., NY:, 1996
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Title: THE LAWS OF OUR FATHERS

Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux., NY:

Publication Date: 1996

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st edition

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A drive-by shooting of an aging white woman at a gang-plagued Kindle County housing project sets in motion Scott Turow's intensely absorbing novel. With its riveting suspense and idelibly drawn characters, The Laws of our Fathers shows why Turow is not only the master of the modern legal thriller but also one of America's most engaging and satisfying novelists.

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At the close of legal-thriller novelist Scott Turow's second book, The Burden of Proof, Sonia Klonsky was a young prosecutor in Kindle County Courthouse with a failing marriage, an infant daughter, and a single mastectomy. Now, as the narrator of Turow's latest novel, she's a Superior Court Judge presiding over the murder trial of one Nile Eddgar, accused of arranging the slaying of his ghetto-activist mother, June. Turow attempts a sort of social history of the 60s in this ambitious mystery, but the most vivid passages come when the gangbangers of the Black Saints Disciples take center stage.

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