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A time to kill a novel by John Grisham

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Published .
Written in English


  • Trials (Murder),
  • Vigilantes,
  • African American girls,
  • Attorney and client,
  • Crimes against,
  • Fiction

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In Clanton, Mississippi, two men rape a ten-year-old girl. It"s horrible, and the town reacts with proper respect for the facts. Until the girl"s father takes justice into his own hands with a newly acquired assault rifle. That turns Clanton inside out, and for ten days the city is a nightmare, caught in the glare of burning crosses and the crack of sniper fire. Through it all, Jake Brigance, attorney for the defense, struggles to save his client"s life, and then his own!

Edition Notes

StatementJohn Grisham
ContributionsBeck, Michael, 1949- narrator
LC ClassificationsPS3557.R5355 T56 2013ab
The Physical Object
Format[sound recording] :
Pagination14 audio discs (approximately 17 hr.)
Number of Pages17
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26922410M
ISBN 109780804164030

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