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The Resource The body in question, Jill Ciment, (large print)

The body in question, Jill Ciment, (large print)

Label
The body in question
Title
The body in question
Statement of responsibility
Jill Ciment
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The place: central Florida. The situation: a sensational murder trial involving a rich, white teenage girl--a twin--on trial for the horrific murder of her toddler brother, and the sequestered jury deciding her fate. Two of the jurors sequestered (she, Juror C-2; he, F-17), holed up at the Econo-Lodge off I-75. As the shocking and numbing details of the crime and its surrounding facts are revealed during a string of days and seemingly endless court hours, the nights, playing out in a series of court-financed meals Hannah and Graham fall into a furtive affair, keeping their oath, as jurors, never to discuss the trial. During deliberations the lovers learn they are on opposing sides of the case and realize that their fellow jurors are wise to their affair. After the trial's end, as Hannah returns home to her much older, now, suddenly, frail husband (they married when she was 24; he, 58) an exploding media fury involving the case catches them all up in a frenzy of public outrage at a jury that seems to have convicted the wrong twin, and a judge who has received an anonymous handwritten letter about a series of sexual encounters ("I feel it is my duty as a juror and a citizen to report that two of my fellow jurors had sexual contact on more than seven occasions during our nights at the motel..."), calling into question their respective verdicts, and announcing she is releasing the jurors' names to the media. Hannah's "one last dalliance before she is too old" takes on profoundly personal and moral consequences, as the novel moves to its affecting, powerful and surprising conclusion
Cataloging source
O2C
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1953-
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Ciment, Jill
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Trials (Murder)
  • Florida
Target audience
adult
Label
The body in question, Jill Ciment, (large print)
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
on1103558863
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432866822
Label
The body in question, Jill Ciment, (large print)
Publication
Control code
on1103558863
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
Large print edition.
Extent
261 pages
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432866822

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