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  • Ce livre est une merveille ! Étudiante en droit à Harvard, Alex Marzano-Lesnevich est une farouche opposante à la peine de mort. Jusqu'au jour où son chemin croise celui d'un tueur emprisonné en Louisiane, Ricky Langley, dont la confession va bouleverser toutes ses convictions. Un lien étrange va se former entre eux, qui contre toute attente va permettre à Alex d'éclairer ses propres traumatismes. Ce récit, au croisement du thriller, de l'autobiographie et du journalisme d'investigation, est aussi émouvant et dramatiquement captivant... Prix du Livre étranger 2019 France Inter/Le Journal du Dimanche

  • B>'Part memoir, part true crime, wholly brilliant.' - Paula Hawkins, author of The Girl on the Train./b>When law student Alexandria Marzano-Lesnevich is asked to work on a death-row hearing for convicted murderer and child molester Ricky Langley, she finds herself thrust into the tangled story of his childhood. As she digs deeper and deeper into the case she realizes that, despite their vastly different circumstances, something in his story is unsettlingly, uncannily familiar.The Fact of a Body is both an enthralling memoir and a groundbreaking, heart-stopping investigation into how the law is personal, composed of individual stories, and proof that arriving at the truth is more complicated, and powerful, than we could ever imagine.

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