The Resource A minor fall, Price Ainsworth

A minor fall, Price Ainsworth

Label
A minor fall
Title
A minor fall
Statement of responsibility
Price Ainsworth
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Minor Fall is a modern interpretation of an Old Testament saga. Davy Jessie is a young, personal injury trial lawyer working as an associate in a top-drawer law firm in Houston, Texas in 2005. In addition to trying difficult (sometimes impossible to win) cases assigned to him by the firm, Davy also assists Tim Sullivan (one of the named partners in the firm) in prosecuting more serious cases. Sullivan is a flamboyant, fashionable, facile at formulating a memorable turn of phrase, philandering litigator with a long history of trial victories and the material rewards that a contingency fee practice can yield. Davy is enamored with Sullivan and attempts to emulate Sullivan's professional (and personal) behavior. After Davy wins one of the cases he was not expected to win, Sullivan designates Davy to lead the firm's efforts in representing a group of landowners in eastern Kentucky whose properties have been contaminated by oil field production. Beth Sheehan, a contract lawyer hired by the firm to help with discovery on the case, travels to Kentucky with Davy where they have a brief affair, Davy returns to find that his wife Michelle is pregnant. The fallout from the affair and the stress of preparing the case send Davy spiraling into depression and emotional paralysis. Along the way down to his moral crisis, Davy contemplates existential questions about the nature of law, the importance of literature, the existence of God, and what (if anything other than single malt Scotch or cold chardonnay) gives meaning to life as he considers losing his wife, leaving the law firm, and abandoning the practice of law"--
Summary
A young personal-injury lawyer at a top Houston firm has everything going for him, including marriage to the daughter of the firm's most powerful partner and triumph in winning the impossible cases assigned to junior associates, until he makes a terrible mistake. Paralyzed by his unpardonable deception, he argues his fate as an inevitable tragedy unfolds
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10574263
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DLC
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Ainsworth, Price
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Values
  • Deception
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Houston (Tex.)
  • FICTION
  • Deception
  • Meaning (Psychology)
  • Personal injury lawyers
  • Values
  • Texas
Target audience
adult
Label
A minor fall, Price Ainsworth
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956351910
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781590794098
Lccn
2016040713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956351910
Label
A minor fall, Price Ainsworth
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn956351910
Edition
First edition.
Extent
1 volume.
Isbn
9781590794098
Lccn
2016040713
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)956351910

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