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

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

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
Narrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • A book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed -- but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. The fact of a body shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe -- and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine
  • 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 the details of Ricky's case, she is forced to face her own story, to unearth long-buried family secrets, and reckon with a past that colors her view of Ricky's crime. But another surprise awaits: She wasn't the only one who saw her life in Ricky's. An intellectual and emotional thriller that is also a different kind of murder mystery, THE FACT OF A BODY is a book not only about how the story of one crime was constructed--but about how we grapple with our own personal histories. Along the way it tackles questions about the nature of forgiveness, and if a single narrative can ever really contain something as definitive as the truth. This groundbreaking, heart-stopping work, ten years in the making, shows how the law is more personal than we would like to believe--and the truth more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine
Cataloging source
BLACP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria
Dewey number
364.152/3092
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
HV6533.L8
LC item number
M37 2017ab
Literary text for sound recordings
  • memoirs
  • other
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
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http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Langley, Ricky Joseph
  • Marzano-Lesnevich, Alexandria
  • Murder
  • Murderers
  • Child molesters
  • Women lawyers
  • Family secrets
  • Child abuse
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Label
The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, (CD)
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Publication
Copyright
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  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
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unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427286550
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781427286550
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
40c7s4
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781427286550
System control number
  • ocn969975321
  • (OCoLC)969975321
  • 2059703
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
The fact of a body : a murder and a memoir, Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich, (CD)
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • Title from container
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
9 audio discs (10 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781427286550
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other control number
9781427286550
Other physical details
CD audio, digital
Publisher number
40c7s4
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
Stock number
9781427286550
System control number
  • ocn969975321
  • (OCoLC)969975321
  • 2059703
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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