The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir
—Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria, author.
Book
2017
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""This book is a marvel. The Fact of a Body is equal parts gripping and haunting and will leave you questioning whether any one story can hold the full truth."--Celeste Ng, author of the New York Times bestselling Everything I Never Told You 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"-- Provided by publisher.

Item Details
Subjects:
Child abuse.
Child molesters -- Louisiana.
Family secrets.
Langley, Ricky Joseph.
Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria -- Family.
Murder -- Louisiana.
Murderers -- Louisiana.
Women lawyers -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN:
9781250154934
9781250146625
9781250080554
9781250080547
Edition:
First edition.
Description:
viii, 326 pages ; 24 cm
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 311-322).
LCCN:
2017003049
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