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The Widow's Trial

Ehle, John

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ISBN 10: 006016154X / ISBN 13: 9780060161545
Published by Harper & Row, New York, 1989
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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A Very Good or better copy, in an attractive Very Good dust jacket with short tears at the spine tip. Nicely inscribed and signed by the author. Bookseller Inventory # 035278

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Title: The Widow's Trial

Publisher: Harper & Row, New York

Publication Date: 1989

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition (first printing)

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Brutalized by her sadistic, drug-dealing husband, a charming woman on trial for his murder must battle the macho tradition that pervades her North Carolina mountain town

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Plover is the brutal, sexually magnetic macho man who causes a sensational murder trial in the Piedmont region of North Carolina. He has been killed by his second wife, Winnette, whose naive and winsome ways are a concern to her friend and co-worker at the jeans factory, Mavis, who had been Plover's first wife. Mavis wonders anxiously about Winnette, "What if she made a gentleman of Plover? What if he came to be dependable and sober?" It turns out, however, that all of Plover's ugly traits--drug using and -running, sadism--were revealed in his brief, explosive marriage to Winnette. At the trial, we hear unabashedly from everyone--judge, jury, court psychiatrist, Mavis, as well as Winnette--and find that the defendant's very special appeal makes the hard-won verdict ring true. A wealth of humor and underlying rue distinguish this entertaining novel, developed through alternating viewpoints, and accurately reflecting Southern voices and sensibilities. Ehle ( Last One Home ) has a deft touch, a sure grasp of character and, here, a diverting story.
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