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The mercy seat

Author: Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop
Publisher: London : Sceptre, 2018. ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As the sun begins to set over Louisiana one October day in 1943, a young black man faces the final hours of his life: at midnight, eighteen-year-old Willie Jones will be executed by electric chair for raping a white girl - a crime some believe he did not commit. In a tale taut with tension, events unfold hour by hour from the perspectives of nine people involved. They include Willie himself, who knows what really  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop
ISBN: 1473672503 9781473672505
OCLC Number: 1002115838
Description: 258 pages.; 22 cm
Responsibility: Elizabeth H. Winthrop.

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An unforgettable novel - a riveting, heart-wrenching story of injustice and racism in 1940s Louisiana that is as powerful and profound as it is timely.  Read more...

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A multi-layered tale of life, death and the grey pain of grief. And yet, it is not depressing . . . though slow burning, [it] still manages to be explosive. * Irish Examiner * A bitingly intelligent Read more...

 
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