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The Resource The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich

Label
The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir
Title
The fact of a body
Title remainder
a murder and a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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, and by examining his case, is forced to face her own story, unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky's crime."--
Summary
A National Endowment for the Arts fellow documents the story of how a summer job at a Louisiana law firm and the case of a convicted murderer and child molester changed her views about the death penalty and forced her to confront traumatic secrets in her own family
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Writing style
Award
Lambda Literary Award for Lesbian Memoir/Biography, 2018.
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10561809
Cataloging source
DLC
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Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
900
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Langley, Ricky Joseph
  • Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria
  • Murder
  • Murderers
  • Child molesters
  • Women lawyers
  • Family secrets
  • Child abuse
  • TRUE CRIME / Murder / General
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Abuse / Child Abuse
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a murder and a memoir
Label
The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn959038791
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781250080547
Lccn
2017003049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959038791
Label
The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
ocn959038791
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
326 pages
Isbn
9781250080547
Lccn
2017003049
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)959038791

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